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Shiregreen residents can kick-start 2020 career goals

31 December 2019

Shiregreen residents are invited to kick-start their careers in the new year through a duo of free training opportunities from Sanctuary Housing.

Kicking off on 8 January, Sanctuary is teaming up with Libre Digital to deliver a 12-week course designed to improve computer confidence.

Participants can find out how to get the most out of their mobile phones or laptops, and learn a range of other digital skills including setting up an email address, online shopping and switching energy providers.

Later in January, a new project will help local people boost vital employability skills. Delivered by Sheffield City Council’s family learning team, the course will see residents identify the abilities they already have, any training they may need and what the right job might be for them.

The programme will include an exciting £50 Challenge where participants will be supported to come up with a creative business idea, develop team-building and marketing skills and help to raise funds for a local charity.

Melanie King, Sanctuary Housing’s neighbourhoods partnerships manager for Shiregreen, said: “One of our main aims for 2020 is to help boost the skills of Shiregreen residents, supporting them into employment, education and training.

“We’ve worked hard with our partners to put together courses covering a wide variety of skills, and I would urge residents to book themselves a place.”

Course details

Course

Day

Time

Venue

More info and to book a place

Computer and IT skills

Wednesdays from 8 January 2020

10am – 1pm

Shiregreen Neighbourhood Centre, Westnall Road, Sheffield S5 0AA

Email: info@libredigital.org

£50 Challenge

Mondays from 20 January 2020

12.30pm – 3pm

Shiregreen Neighbourhood Centre, Westnall Road, Sheffield S5 0AA

Email: georgina.bell@sheffield.gov.uk

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