Last month, Gemma Cooper (Project Lead for Supported Internships in Medway) joined 65 others at the launch of Medway Business Club in Gillingham.
The event was an excellent opportunity for Gemma to talk to local MPs and business people about the lack of opportunity for employment for people with learning difficulties and/or autism. MidKent College's Simon Cook is working with Gemma on a unified approach to tackling employment inequality.
The Business Club has also offered to provide an internship in business admin.
Gemma is now a member of the Business Club, representing Skillnet Support Internships. Gemma plans to deliver a talk around the benefits of employing people with learning difficulties and/or autism at one of the future events. This will also increase the project's links with local businesses, increasing the potential for supported internship opportunities.
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