In 2006 I commenced a career in education, starting in 2003 with a study towards a Bachelor of Sport in Management and Coaching which on completion I gained employment with an organisation SENZ Training and Employment centre a registered charitable trust which was established in 1998. I have tutored in many programmes at SENZ over the past 5 years, with a variety of outcomes and goals for each; the main purpose of this essay is to reflect on my methodological approaches to gain insight for future practice.
Since 1998, SENZ has provided training programmes and employment services and has had vast experience in providing careers advice, employment brokerage, training and referring youth to successful pathways. All of SENZ training programmes have a balance between practical and academic components. It has been identified that it is of importance that a student is in an environment where they can work to the best of their ability. The programmes are well taught and well resourced so that the student can work to their potential. A number of strategies have been identified to successfully assist clients to achieve their specific goals these include but not limited to; “Meeting our student’s emotional, social, physical and spiritual needs, instilling a sense of self-discipline and core values within each person, the belief that the family is part of the solution to many barriers and challenges faced by people. Assisting our students tackle barriers that are holding them back and implementing appropriate solutions, providing an environment that is caring and supportive, setting realistic goals, offering short and long term programme support.” (SENZ, 2008, paragraph.3)
The aims of SENZ Training and employment centre are firstly, it’s vision which is “Building better futures” secondly, the mission which is to deliver successful training programmes and employment services that meet the needs of our community and thirdly, these will be achieved through...