Wednesday 9 December 2020 (10am-2pm)
On Wednesday 9 December, Opportunity Sheffield – the employment and skills service within Sheffield City Council – is hosting a citywide welfare-to-work recognition event.
Anyone with an interest in employment support in Sheffield is invited to attend the event, which will feature guest speakers, breakout room discussions, reflections on 2020, case studies, awards and more.
If you’d like to attend the event, please register via our Eventbrite page
10:10 Welcome and introduction – John Powell, Programme Manager, Opportunity Sheffield
10:20 Guest speaker – Cllr Abtisam Mohammed, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, Sheffield City Council
10:30 Quiz and word game ice-breaker (breakout rooms) sponsored by ICONI Software
10:50 The Teacake Club presents… ‘2020: The year that was’
11:05 Innovation in Delivery Award 2020, sponsored by ICONI Software
11:20 Presentation: Kickstart Scheme – Gareth Urwin, Service Manager, Opportunity Sheffield
11:30 Presentation: ESF employment activity in Sheffield – Matthew Teale, Development Manager, Opportunity Sheffield
11:45 Sheffield’s inspirational participants (Part 1)
12:00 Entertainment & Coffee break
12:15 Sheffield’s inspirational participants (Part 2)
12:25 ICONI Software introduces the Participant of the Year Award 2020, sponsored by ICONI Software
12:40 Breakout rooms – choose from three options:
- Andrew Jeffrey from The City of Sanctuary Sheffield – Debunking the myths around refugees and asylum seekers.
- Kevin Stevens from The Amber Project Child Exploitation Service – Raising awareness of how, and why, young people are groomed into joining gangs.
- Rob Walker from Sheffield City Council – Discussing digital skills now and in the future – employer demand, upskilling and routeways into employment
13:10 IEP introduces the Adviser of the year Award 2020, sponsored by IEP
13:20 Opportunity Sheffield’s Provider of the Year Award 2020, sponsored by ICONI Software
13:30 Final reflections on 2020 – challenges, achievements and success stories
13:40 Opportunity Sheffield’s ESF keyworkers of the quarter (Sept-Nov)
13:50 Closing remarks
13:55 The finale!
To join the event at 10am on Wednesday 9th December, please use the following Zoom link:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 947 0592 7609
The afternoon will feature a choice of guest speakers presenting in individual breakout rooms.
In order to choose the breakout room you would like to join on the day, you will need to download the Zoom desktop client (https://zoom.us/download ) and use this to join the event.
If you have downloaded the desktop client prior to joining the event, Zoom should prompt you to join this way.
If you do not download the Zoom desktop client and join via the web instead, you will not be able to choose your room and will be randomly assigned to a room.