In the past financial year 273 unemployed people completed training at FCD and 65% of these students became economically active after completing their courses. They are either employed or self-employed.
This is a growth of 29% on enrolments, 28% on students completing training and 45% growth on employ-ability over the previous year.Â Says Jane, â€œWe are hoping to grow this even further. We are hoping to train 340 students in this financial year andÂ maintain (and improve) our economic activity rateÂ between 65-70%.â€
Taking into account theÂ growing unemployment rate, it isÂ encouraging that our ongoing efforts to partner with local businesses for employment opportunities, is paying off.Â The continuousÂ evaluation ofÂ course content,Â facilitation approach and course offerings,Â alsoÂ contribute greatlyÂ toÂ the increased rate of economic activity over the last 12-18 months. In this current financial year we areÂ planning to train 340 students and maintainÂ (whereÂ possibleÂ raise)Â the economic activity rate between 65%-70%.Â We want to encourage businesses looking for staff (relevant to our skillsÂ offering)Â to partner with us in order to contribute to the sustainable and long term impact we strive to make.