June 24, 2016

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P1012630We project manage a variety of EU funded projects in vocational education and training to ECVET standards and writing bids for EU funding; and collaborating with diverse teams of assessors and trainers for continued programme growth.

Our skill is in implementing projects from the initial concept to the creation of new businesses, markets and partnerships. Many of our recent projects involve assessing the needs of young entrepreneurs as their businesses scale internationally.

We identify the training needs of creative and innovative businesses in Europe and providing relevant training fitted to the culture; developing entrepreneurs to excel through workshops and vocational programmes.

We were pleased  to  work with Uprising and to be introduced to some of their students. Working with the team was a delight.We have certainly shared some good times together  Their dedication and their sense of fun even when the going was tough has been remarkable.

Halema

Halema has worked in Digital Marketing & Communications and was immediately attracted to the PRODEST project. Interested and passionate in finding new ways to engage with young people and empowering them to utilise their skill-set in a productive way, digital storytelling has helped Halema learn new and creative ways to support young people. One of the best things Halema has enjoyed so far includes meeting new people, new ideas and hiking with the team in Slovakia.

Nushrath

Hi, I’m Nushrath! Having graduated in the Study of Religions, I’m currently on the Hertfordshire County Council Graduate Management Scheme. In the past year I’ve worked on a number of projects relating to service redesign, focussing on financial and people management.

In light of Brexit and the unnerving condition of the global economic environment it’s fantastic to be a part of PRODEST. The projects backing of entrepreneurs via collaborative learning is much needed and very much an initiative I will continue to support.

Stephanie

Stephanie is an economics enthusiast who is passionate about governance in Africa and its translation to economic development. She has experience working on various projects in Nigeria, Uganda and Morocco, which ranges from community development, SME consulting and photography. Stephanie currently works at the Home Office as a Policy Advisor. She holds a BA Economics degree from Coventry University and is currently pursuing an MSc in Global Economic Governance and Policy at SOAS, University of London.

Kreepa

I am Kreepa a graduate with a masters in Global Development Futures and an undergraduate degree in Geography with Business Management.

My previous role at Queen Mary Students’ Union involved creating a Peer Mentoring scheme to help students transition into university. I have since developed an interest in empowering young people to reach their potential with a focus on those from diverse backgrounds. This is is one of the main reasons I decided to get involved in the Protest project as it helps to highlight alternative routes for young people.

Perri

I have worked as one of the group editors on the project. My skills are animation and video editing. I joined the project because I wanted to hear about the stories that entrepreneurs had to tell. I decided to offer up my skill to this project. It has been an interesting opportunity to learn about how people battle adversity through thick and thin to come out on top and make a life for themselves. I have learned a lot through hearing the stories of these amazing and inspiring people.

Key Projects

Areas in which we have worked

  • Skills Funding Agency. Business Link. 3O Creative Industries SMEs Brighton
  • Contract holder for training and events to Creative Industries SMEs for UK regeneration programmes
  • London Development Agency. Fin Future. Regeneration of North London supporting SMEs
  • Redcar and Cleveland Council Business support for 26 sole traders in Creative Industries
  • Greater London Authority. Urban Futures. Environmental awareness development project for 45 SMEs
  • Erasmus Plus. Awarded Funding for 2 EU partnership projects, both of 2 years’ duration. ANIMATE- leading 7 European partners and UK partner in VOILA, project on Training Needs Analysis, Traveling throughout Europe to deliver training and to build partnerships
  • Greater London Authority Urban Futures Environmental awareness programme for 45 SMEs
  • Erasmus Plus Mobility Programme – Identifying a need in SW Portugal to build partnerships with stakeholders and awarded funding for four years
  • Driving an extensive programme of student exchanges between Portugal and the UK to enhance skills in Sustainable Tourism, which has resulted in 60 exchanges and 42 full time jobs thus far
  • Visiting tutor and mentors to a collection of colleges and universities teaching Professional Practice for emerging businesses in the creative sector.

Creative Exchange in Valencia