What is the Talent Network?
It’s focus is addressing the barriers keeping Deaf and Disabled People furthest from the labour market or from reaching their potential once in work.
This is not your traditional employment project – oh no! Where people are frequently told what they cannot do, The Talent Network will help identify talents, skills and interests and find pathways to employment and training opportunities – including self-employment or enterprise creation.
As with all OPE’s work, peer support and connecting Deaf and Disabled People to their community to achieve their ambitions is a core aim of The Talent Network.
Thanks to funding from CABWI, we are able to develop a network of Deaf and Disabled People, employers, education and training providers, employment support agencies, role models, inventors, entrepreneurs and those who are just fun to have around.
The Talent Network is not just for Deaf and Disabled People aged 18 – 65 who currently are not working. It is also for people in work but feel they could further develop or change their career, if only they were supported to achieve their potential. Employers may also want to be involved, getting support in making their business more inclusive.
Talent Network Programme 2023/2024
Below is the current programme of events for the Talent Network. There will be additional courses, workshops, podcasts and employer visits scheduled during the year and added to this schedule. Some of the things to look out for include:
- Creative Writing and Citizen Journalism Course
- Digital Media Production Course
- Community/Peer Researcher Course
- Peer Leadership and Representation Training
Click on the below to see more detail of each activity See the schedule below.