A new Learning for Work project was launched in September 2012 at Community@67, the community centre based at 67 Queen's Road, Keynsham. People can refer themselves or come through an agency such as Job Centre Plus.
If you are aged 24 or above you can attend weekly sessions covering skills such as transferable skills, job search techniques and practical skills for interviews. Drop in and get 1-1 support or join a small group to get going on the job front. We can build a programme to suit you. We have been offering people help with on-line and paper applications, updating or creating CVs and can set you up with an email if you don't already have one. Support is on hand if you are not confident with using computers. You can also pick up information on local learning, volunteering and employment opportunities.
The project will also help to arrange work placements to gain practical experience with local businesses and organisations such as B&NES Council.
To find out more, to meet the friendly staff and sample some coffee and cake, come Mondays 9.15-12.15 between now and mid December 2012. In the New Year sessions change to a Thursday running from 12.15-3.15 and the first session after the Christmas holidays will be 10/1/13. Call Lucy or Elissa, the tutors on 0787 9966 515 if you want more information or look out for the flyers in and around Keynsham.
The programme is funded by The SouthWest Foundation and complements the mentoring programme run in conjunction with Keynsham Youth Service and aimed at one-to-one mentoring to make a difference to young people aged 18-25.
For more information about Community@67, contact Clare Hudson, Chair of the centre. Mobile: 07737 742300. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://tinyurl.com/75vzyws