Employment and training advice on offer to all at Barry Library event
12:10pm Wednesday 9th January 2013 in News
OVER 20 organisations will be coming together on Tuesday, January 15, for an inspiring event to support local people with their future.
The event has been organised by the Vale Adult Learning Network and is supported by NIACE (National Institute for Adult and Continuing Education) and the January campaign for Your Choice Your Future Your Action Everyone is welcome to drop in to Barry Library between 10am and 1pm for advice and information and useful workshops and taster sessions.
A wide range of careers and employment services will be available for on the spot advice and information. Expert staff from Jobcentreplus, Employment Training Services, Want2work,and Careerswales will be on hand to talk to you about the best ways of getting a job and to help you with CVs, Jobsearch and how to register for the new universal Jobmatch.
Specialist training organisations include New Directions with information on getting into care work and some of the vacancies available in the Barry area. Representatives from the Armed Forces can provide advice about Army Careers and opportunities in the Territorial Army.
For anyone thinking of starting their own business it is well worth dropping in to speak to Business in Focus about business start up support that is available.
A variety of Education staff from Adult and Community Learning, Cardiff and Vale College, WEA, Welsh for Adults, Deaf Council for Wales and the Open Learning Centre will be ready with information on a wide range of courses and options.
There will be the chance to try some free taster workshops including Computer skills, Welsh, Sign Language and Lip reading, and help to brush up your English and Maths.
Support is also available from Genesis 2 for parents and carers to overcome the barriers to get back into training and employment gain some confidence and skills and the chance to find out about financial help that is available.
Palmerston Crèche will be providing some play activities for children with their parents, alongside the library story time sessions in the children’s library.
A whole host of other opportunities will be showcased at the event including Volunteering opportunities with the Vale Volunteer Bureau, Castleland Community Centre and the Sensory Garden Project.
The event will see the launch of the new projects at Castleland, Gibbonsdown and Court Communities First Projects. The Older Peoples Strategy Forum will be showcasing their latest Memory Lane exhibition project.
The Vale Learning network hope that all visitors to the event will be inspired to make some new choices for the future as a start to the new year.
For more information contact Palmerston Centre 01446 733762.