JRS and Kiron Jordan integrated efforts to achieve results for empowering youth through the provision of access to higher education opportunities, including life skills and language training through online/ blended learning. JRS provides Kiron with accessibility to its physical spaces, facilitators and students and Kiron provides the online content and facilitation. Serving around 50 students in each cohort with different certificate programmes, transfer pathway access and career guidance opportunities are provided by both parties.
JRS first cohort was focused on Social Work. As for the second cohort, it is currently under implementation, where 55 students are studying graphic design, with a particular focus on Adobe Illustrator. Owing to COVID-19 the project was transformed to be fully-online. These online sessions are held twice a week with the support of a facilitator. The cohort curriculum provides a theoretical, in addition to a practical approach of instruction. Students will receive certificates of enrollment by the end of the cohort.