ABOUT US

Skills Development Training is a London based non-profit Charity organisation that supports growth and development of youth from disadvantaged or under-represented communities across London.

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A LITTLE HISTORY...

Set up back in 2017 to support people in community gain skills and find sustainable employment it started through its most successful and long running project - DO YOU ENTREPRENEUR - that educates youth on the merits of self-start ups as viable business opportunities.

From 2017 our organisation has supported the community with information, advice and guidance on career paths through the delivery of various workshops to build confidence and work related skills for participants. Through group and one to one interventions  Skills Development Training has enabled more people to be job ready and self sustainable through paid employment.

The trustees' combined experience in various disciplines intrinsically recognises the barriers and challenges young people who are unemployed, disadvantaged and disenfranchised  face. It is with this deep understanding of the local issues communities face that our strategies on overcoming barriers via effective interventions, signposting and networking stand.

MISSION STATEMENT

Our aim is to tackle the shortage of skills and training in local communities across London to improve prospects for better living. Through the provision of tailored, bespoke information, advice and guidance we will:

 

Focus on youth

Develop adults

Explore and identify interests and goals

Identify, understand, overcome and eliminate barriers 

Build relationships with other community partners

Work to create a sustainable and development plan for the future

 

OUR VALUES

BE Inspiring

BE Motivating 

BE Accessible

BE Knowledgeable 

BE Proud

BE Honest

with Integrity

OBJECTIVES 2021

 

Skills Development Training's key objective in 2021 is to further provide much needed life skills that will improve living standards in the community. 

MEET THE TRUSTEES

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With over 20 years experience in banking, local government & welfare to work sectors Ade is an accomplished project and operations manager with stakeholder, partnerships management and business development experience.

"I have always wanted to give back and be an example of excellence to the young.  From a keen interest in history and current affairs, it's incredibly important to me that I'm a part of something that can improve a community, be it local or global. The integrity of SDT , what it stands for and the impact it can have is a wonderful responsibility!"

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With over 10 years experience in the welfare to work sector Sikiru has managed a range of government and local authority funded projects. Managing operations and partnerships has granted a vast knowledge and insight into business development, legal administration, fundraising and strategic planning. 

 

"I love everything about creating positive paths for youth to achieve their potential. As a parent I believe its also an obligation and duty to be an example"

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With over 10 years experience in the welfare to work sector Sikiru has managed a range of government and local authority funded projects. Managing operations and partnerships has granted a vast knowledge and insight into business development, legal administration, fundraising and strategic planning. 

 

"I love everything about creating positive paths for youth to achieve their potential. As a parent I believe its also an obligation and duty to be an example"

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Kwame brings a keen analytical mind and acumen to SDT and is a strong force in the development of ideas regarding the spaces we want to operate in. With a strong network of partners and community links across a range of fields Kwame is key to our outreach.

"I 'm passionate about connecting the dots, looking at the opportunities between stakeholders and partners that can help us grow and achieve the impact we want to have. in this space" 

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