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Laura was supported by the hub

Laura who was supported by the hubMy name is Laura and I referred myself to the Employment and Skills Hub last November. I wanted support with career progression and look at opportunities which are more practical for me. I met with Michaela who is the Hub Broker and together we completed a vocational profile and action plan with clear short and long term goals. We meet regularly to look online for opportunities but also what training I can do to increase my skills.

I disclosed to Michaela that I would like to learn how to use computers so I could do my own job searching which would increase my independence. Michaela shared with me a basic computer course and I started my first session shortly after. To enable me to use the computer Michaela referred me to Read Easy, to prevent me from being anxious Michaela completed some practice tests so I knew ahead of the meeting the kind of questions which are going to be asked. Read Easy have agreed to support me and I am looking forward to starting my weekly reading sessions.

Working with Michaela has given me so much confidence, independence and I have identified skills I would like to gain and then look at the opportunities which would enable me to gain them. Since being supported by the Hub I have the confidence to work with others and how to make positive relationships with new people.

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