Free course gives participants the right skills

30th January 2009 3:51pm - Return to press releases

A new, free course which aims to help adults who have little experience of work or training will begin at East Riding College in Beverley in February.
The Skills for Jobs programme, which will run for six to 10 weeks, focuses on getting participants accredited qualifications that can be used directly to get employment in identified occupational sectors.
The qualifications available have been selected according to the needs of employers in the area and include Care, Hospitality, Catering, Travel, Customer Service, Retail and Customer Care.
The first group of learners will attend the College\'s campus in Gallows Lane, Beverley, from February 10, although the programme will be rolled out to other East Riding areas where there is sufficient demand. In all, 82 people will take part across the East Riding up to March 2010.

Nick Wilson-Birch, the College's European Social Fund project co-ordinator, said: "The Skills for Jobs programme is all about giving people the kinds of qualifications they need to get a job.
"We know that, despite the current economic difficulties, there are still jobs out there if you have the right skills."

Skills for Jobs is open to unemployed adults aged 19 and above who do not have a full level two qualification or have one which is outdated or unsuitable.
Participants must live in the East Riding and will attend the College from 10am to 4pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, though the venue will be different for intakes in other parts of the East Riding. Crèche facilities are available for those who meet a number of criteria.
Anyone who is interested in the programme should call Nick Wilson-Birch on 0845 120 0037.


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