Current projects

Find out more about what we are working on

Languages for Migration

South Asia

We are currently working on a research project to understand better the language soft skills and employability skills needs for migrants in South Asia and how these are being met. This work is in its early stages and will be presented at the Languages Development Project in Bangkok late 2019.

Employability Skills

partnership

Andhra Pradesh Employability Skills run in partnership with the British Council India, Andhra Pradesh Government (AP) and Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE)

This is an exciting project which complements the British Council’s online Learn English Select programme. Emma Sue is appointed as Team Leader to design and develop a face-to-face syllabus of employability and soft skills to engage university students. It is part of a larger initiative to train and upsklll teachers and trainers in India to equip them to deliver employability and soft skills. Emma Sue’s team are designing practical session plans and materials which will be delivered to over 100,000 students from September 2017.

Apprenticeship Levy

Learning & Development

We were delighted to work again with Sift Media and the Open University to produce a practical Learning and Development Guide on how to use the new Apprenticeship Levy  to drive business performance, skills and productivity in organisations. The Guide focuses on the new Higher Level Degree Apprenticeships:

  • Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship
  • Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship
  • Higher Apprenticeship in Health (Assistant Practitioner) and offers organisations practical how-to tips on conducting a skills audit, integrating new apprenticeships into existing training provision, how to leverage mentoring and coaching frameworks you may already be using and great advice on how to select the best training provider.

Apprenticeship Levy

Learning & Development

We were delighted to once again work with Sift Media and the Open University to produce a practical Learning and Development Guide on how to use the new Apprenticeship Levy to drive business performance, skills and productivity in organisations. The Guide focuses on the new Higher Level Degree Apprenticeships:

  • Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship
  • Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship
  • Higher Apprenticeship in Health (Assistant Practitioner) It offers organisations practical how-to tips on conducting a skills audit, integrating new apprenticeships into existing training provision, how to leverage mentoring and coaching frameworks you may already be using and great advice on how to select the best training provider.
Curriculum Reform Afghanistan
Curriculum Reform Afghanistan

This is a large-scale UNICEF/UNESCO project which has produced a comprehensive life skills and subject framework as well as teacher training and capacity development. Unimenta’s role is to evaluate the UNESCO funded component speaking to key project stakeholders in Delhi 4th – 9th April 2019 and producing recommendations for subsequent phases of this programme being rolled out throughout 2019.

Digital Skills and Employability for Young Women Nepal
Digital Skills and Employability for Young Women Nepal

This exciting project is all about enhancing language proficiency, digital skills and social issues awareness through the model of peer-led after schools clubs. We are reviewing and shaping the materials produced to-date and will be travelling out to Surket, Nepal in June to meet project stakeholders to help revise resources and deliver training in September.

English for Employability Tunisia
English for Employability Tunisia

In 2017 we prepared a Monitoring and Evaluation plan for this four-year donor-funded project working with 40,000 young people graduating from TVET programmes in Tunisia. This project is about upskilling vocational training staff in order to improve employability prospects for the unemployed. Young people are one of the largest unemployed and disenfranchised groups in Tunisia. This project runs from 2017 – 2020 and Unimenta hopes to continue to work as the M&E consultant for this project producing M&E tools, implementation plans, local support and training as well as external evaluation.

Malaysia
Malaysia

We will be conducting a series of online professional development webinars for British Council trainers who deliver communication skills to corporate clients. The professional development focus will be on using experiential learning, strengthening facilitation skills and how to handle emerging learning outcome

Bangladesh
Bangladesh

Lead researcher on employability and soft skills framework project with the largest NGO in the world BRAC in Bangladesh. This work supports BRAC with linking one of their employability projects with a new soft skills framework and includes working with specific industries to identify relevant Soft Skills competences and their measurement as well as key language requirements. This role includes consulting with key stakeholders and government ministries and having a strong understanding of EU/DfID and UKAid funded projects.

India
India

Lead designer and consultant on soft skills and employability training programme working with young graduates in India. This blended learning programme will pilot new digital badges in employability and soft skills by City & Guilds. The role involves that of materials design for pilot programmes as well as support with budgets and financial forecasting to set up on-the-ground institutions and learning centres.

Practical Business Communication
Practical Business Communication

In 2017 Emma Sue published a new study skills book for students, published by Macmillan Palgrave. She will continue to offer Life Skills webinars at the Macmillan Education Online Conferences. In 2017 Emma Sue was delighted to be offering Life Skills coaching to Macmillan’s Work Experience Competition winners.

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