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Young man lands dream career in Engineering with support from Sheffield Futures

Young man lands dream career in Engineering with support from Sheffield Futures

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Mikias Misganew, a 17-year-old Engineering student, accessed our Job Club when he was unable to progress in his studies due to his level of English.

Mikias was disappointed that improving his English skills was going to delay the completion of his Engineering qualifications. He was keen to stay on track with his studies, which would ultimately lead to his ideal job.

Paul Spencer, a Targeted Youth Support Assistant, worked with Mikias to explore his options but explained to him how important a good use of English would be for his future. He helped Mikias to look for engineering training providers who would allow him to continue with his studies alongside studying English.

Paul contacted several training providers to see if this would be possible for Mikias and managed to find somewhere for him to complete his Level 2 Engineering course at the same time as an English course.

Mikias was appreciative of the support he received from Paul at the Job Club, and is currently applying for apprenticeships for when he has completed the Level 2 qualification. He said: “I want to thank Paul so much for everything he’s done for me. I am enjoying my course; I am getting the hang of it and it seems to be going fine. I appreciate everything Paul has done for me from the bottom of my heart.”

Paul feels great job satisfaction in being able to help young people such as Mikias. He said: “Mikias is now coming on in leaps and bounds. I kept in touch with him when he started his qualification to ensure he was coping. He was so grateful for the support and advice we gave him, but I’m only doing my job. I could see he was interested and keen to carry on in Engineering so I wanted to help him get sorted.”

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