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Veterans develop news skills thanks to RAFA

Published Monday 11 September 2017 in News

RAF veterans working for SkillForce are building and developing their skill-sets thanks to the support of the the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA).

 

SkillForce employs predominantly ex-Services personnel in a range of roles to support their transition back into civilian life. This includes helping veterans to become role models for young people through The Prince William Award.

 

To help this, the RAF Association has made a valuable donation towards the professional development of a number of former RAF personnel in coaching, communications, first aid, mentoring and safeguarding.

 

One such veteran, Kerri Jameson, has benefitted greatly from the support made available through RAFA’s donation.

 

Kerri, who has been an instructor in schools and has now become a mentor for other veterans, has been able to complete a Level Three in Coaching and Mentoring and undertaken a mental health first aid course

 

Kerri said: “The support we are provided through a range of training programmes is invaluable.

 

“In the Forces we develop lots of skills that can be really valuable in civilian life.

 

“The training provided is particularly good as it enables us to better harness and package these skills to the benefit of employers, colleagues and peers.”

 

Ben Slade, Chief Executive of SkillForce, said: “We transform the lives of veterans by supporting their transition from military to civilian life.

 

“The majority are instructors working in schools on our character education programmes helping young people to develop resilience, self confidence and the belief to succeed. I would like to thank the RAF Association for their wonderful support.”

 

SkillForce is always looking for more instructors from the Services. To find out more about working for SkillForce visit: http://www.skillforce.org/work-for-us/ 


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