Caroline Flint MP, Local Councillors and UK Online Centre’s recently launched and recognised the Edlington Hilltop Centre’s “Work Club and Careers Advice Service” which is a project delivered in partnership with the Doncaster West Development Trust, Doncaster College Careers Service and UK Online Centre’s.
The Careers Advice Service runs each Tuesday morning between 10am and 12:30pm followed by the Work Club between 1pm and 3pm. There is then a drop in service for all members Monday to Friday between 9am and 3pm to enable them to use and access “Universal Job Match and the UK Careers Service.”
The Work Club and Careers Advice Service which has been running for a number of weeks is already proving to be a huge success. The Hill Top Centre has a dedicated team of “Volunteer Digital Champions” who are on hand to help and guide people through “Learn My Way” courses which cover all skills needed to perform job searching on Universal Jobmatch, enhancing CV’s using the National Careers Service, setting up and using email for job applications as well as boosting self confidence and morale.
Don Valley MP Caroline Flint said: “I wish every success to the Hill Top Centre Work Club and I hope many local residents will call in to see what help it provides. The centre already has over 200 regular users so I hope this service will grow quickly. There are a lot of people who believe that computers and the internet are beyond them. This Club will show people how to overcome those fears, and how to use this technology to search for jobs or courses that can help them. This partnership project is full of promise and I hope it goes from strength to strength.”
Rob Reid, Community Officer said: “Our Work Club and Careers Advice Service is already proving to be a huge success and we have only been running it a few weeks. It was great to welcome Caroline Flint MP, our Local Councillors and UK Online Centre’s along to our open day to recognise the vital work our Volunteers are doing and we value their support. We all have big aspirations for our community, and our Work Club and Careers Advice Service will be a huge benefit to residents in the area who can access our support locally, free of charge and without travelling expenses.”
Sue Oxley, Community Capacity Building Officer, Doncaster West Development Trust, said: “Learning computers can open up a whole new world of confidence to create a variety of benefits. From job search to enhancing a CV by adding your new computer skills or maybe just being able to email or skype friends and family from far and wide. The Edlington Hilltop Centre will help everyone who walks through the doors to learn what they feel they need to learn. Their online modules allow learners to complete the course at their own pace and not rushed ahead of where they need to be.”
Contact us on 01709 863268 for more information and to find out how you can access this FREE service.
Photography by Carol Denman, Volunteer Hilltop Centre & STWCC Photographer.