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Free training for jobseekers
2:35pm Tuesday 13th May 2008 in Rayleigh, Rochford Association of Voluntary Services
Free training to help people move back into work is being offered by a new partnership. The sessions, held in Rayleigh and Rochford, will help people improve job applications, CV writing skills, develop interview techniques and advance their computer skills. Participants do not need any previous computer experience and will work in an informal setting at a speed that suits them.
Funded by Adult Learning Essex Neighbourhood Fund, the sessions were developed by South East Essex Primary Care Trust (PCT) in partnership with RRAVS (Rayleigh, Rochford and District Association for Voluntary Services) and the Star Partnership.
Jean Broadbent, the PCT's Community Development Coordinator, said: "Part of our role as a PCT is to work in partnership with other organisations to improve the health and well-being of our local population and reduce health inequalities. Working closely with our local community and voluntary sector, we have set up this programme to help people increase their skills, development their confidence and progress into employment, volunteering or further training."
"Local job centres now refer people to us and we have already had take-up from people who would normally have to travel to Southend or further for this type of service."
Participants will have a brief one-to-one with our qualified tutor who will agree a way forward and ensure they receive training relevant for their personal needs. People can attend as many sessions as they wish too and there is no need to book. The sessions run until the end of July and further information is available from Debbie on 07505 555096 or you can call 01268 464610.