Liberty Training Ltd is a part of Liberty Group Ltd, which is a group of organisations dedicated to improving the lives of young people. There are two other companies that form Liberty Group Ltd: Liberty Care Homes Ltd, which provides supported accommodation for young people aged 16+ with the aim of helping them to develop their life skills to enable them to live independently in their own home; and Liberty Outreach Ltd, which provides support for those young people who progress into independent living, or those at risk of being removed from their homes and placed into the care system.
Liberty Training Ltd is training provider which offers courses aimed at improving young people’s life skills and employability skills in a fun and active way. Our primary trainer, Michelle Smith, is a former CXK Personal Adviser with 12 years’ experience of working with children and young people, including teaching experience and running similar courses previously. Michelle ran the Back On Track programmes in the Thanet area, and the pilot for Return of Back on Track, and helped the majority of the learners on these courses to progress into employment, education or training. Michelle is dedicated to improving the lives of young people, supporting them through personal difficulties and helping them to progress into employment, education or training, using motivating teaching methods combined with active and inspiring activities.
Jojo Rassekh works alongside Michelle on the courses. He has 6 years’ experience of working with young people in the care sector, and has dedicated his working life to helping young people. He has a wide skillset developed from 9 years as a Fire Fighter, personal experience as a pilot and active sportsman. Despite being the Director of 3 organisations, Jojo has a very active role in the companies, working with the young people at every opportunity.
Tobie Heather also works alongside Michelle on the courses, and he has over 10 years’ experience working with young people in the care sector, including managing 16+ homes. We also now have a qualified Teaching Assistant to support Michelle in the classroom sessions who also acts in a mentoring role for our learners and clients. We are able to work with the hardest to reach young people, often taking on learners that have been turned away by other providers. We see thee good in everyone and we are fantastic at identifying transferable skills and motivating young adults. We have considerable expertise in working with care leavers, looked after children, youth offenders, long term unemployed, NEETS and those that do not fit into the normal further education system.
Recent additions to our staff team include Ian Pearce or Business Development Manager who looks after employer engagement for our work experience programmes. We now also have Ian Wyles who manages our Functional Skills Programme.