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Runcorn is ready for work club

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Published by Roisin Rowley-Smith for Riverside in Communities and also in Education, Housing

A new work club is set to launch in Halton Brook to help people access employment and training opportunities.

Social landlord, Riverside, has contributed £2,000 towards the weekly service which starts on Thursday 27 February, 3-5pm, at Halton Brook Community Centre.

Residents will have free internet access and support from Halton Employment Partnership in job searching, changing careers, identifying skills and advice on access to education and training.

Vanessa Shaw is Riverside’s community engagement officer in Halton.  She said:  “This weekly job club is in the heart of the community and will provide a valuable service to help people update their IT skills, alongside finding out more about the best routes to employment, career change or training.  We’re hoping to encourage a community spirit, as well as the chance to meet local employers recruiting in the area.”

Riverside is also looking for digital champions to help people develop their IT skills at community venues across Merseyside and Halton.

Vanessa added:   “You don’t have to be a computer whizz kid, just someone who uses the internet regularly and can share your skills with others.  We will provide training, so it’s a great way to gain a qualification alongside helping people become digitally literate.  And of course it’s a good way to boost your own confidence and improve job prospects.”  

For more information contact Vanessa Shaw on: 07527382946 or vanessa.shaw@riverside.org.uk

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