Working in collaboration with the Salvation Army, Sitooterie provides employment opportunities for the homeless
Sitooterie is a collaborative venture between architects and engineers from Tog Studio and a local Salvation Army shelter. Tog designs built projects that can be constructed by anyone regardless of prior experience or skill, so the project has been devised to create a way for staff and homeless residents at the Salvation Army to gain skills and increase their employability. ‘Sitooterie’ is Scottish slang for an outdoor seating area - the first one was completed in April 2013 with the service users of the Salvation Army Life House at Ferry Road in Edinburgh.
How Fellows can Help
This project would benefit from Fellows who could advise on:
How to ensure the experience of taking part in this project maximises the employability prospects of the participants. TSA have some experience in this but other inputs would be welcome, particularly from those with an understanding of employment in the construction industry.
How to provide participants with accreditation upon completion of the project. Is there a Fellow who runs a training or apprenticeship programme who could partner up with our group?
How to help participants recruit for the local construction industry. Beyond simply designing the accreditation, is there a Fellow who could advise the group and participants to make sure that any employment opportunities resulting from this are delivered? Links to the local industry (Edinburgh) would be particularly advantageous.
Improve access to the construction industry supply chain.
Leverage further funding for the project.
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