From our Hub in Aston we offer a range of opportunities which aim to give you the skills and confidence you need to achieve your goals, whether this be finding the perfect job, learning English or learning how to use social media to stay in touch with distant relatives.
Find out more about these services below and you can read testimonials from some of our clients by clicking here.
Training & Development Programme
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Passionate about supporting your local community and keen to make a difference? We are offering access to free training and development to help you set up and manage your own peer group to support your local community and help it thrive. The current course has now begun, but please contact Maxine Reid for details of future and upcoming courses and opportunities on 0121 250 0781.
Thursdays 1pm – 3pm
Getting into work for the first time or after a long absence can seem daunting. Where do I start, what job is right for me, where do I look are likely to be just a few of the questions going around your mind. Through one to one and group support we break down this challenge, to help you identify your skills and appropriate career options, complete job applications and CVs, do practise interviews and learn how to use the internet effectively to find work. We aim to give you the confidence and skills you need to successfully gain employment. With the support of volunteers, Job Club runs a ‘drop-in’ style session every Thursday. If you need help in your job search please come and see us during Job Club. For more information please contact Maxine on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0121 250 0781.
Wednesdays 1pm – 3pm
Today’s technology driven world can see people being left behind, unable to access information, support or services if they do not learn how to use it. With technology becoming an integral part of people’s lives, through our IT Club we aim to make sure everyone can benefit from it and no one is left behind. Our weekly IT Club covers everything from sending emails, accessing medical services or information online to online shopping and banking. We also help people use social media and services like Skype and Facebook to stay in touch with family and friends. So if you are struggling to get your head around technology or simply want to improve your skills and increase your confidence using computers, please pop in to our IT Club on Wednesday afternoons or give us a call to find out more. For more information please contact Maxine on email@example.com or 0121 250 0781.
Weekdays 9.30am to 4.30pm
In our Aston centre we also have a free cyber suite of 5 computers that is available every weekday from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Whether you want to surf the net, catch up with friends on social media, complete a job application or need to do your homework, feel free to come along. All users must be registered with us, this is a free, simple process and under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Printing and photocopying are also available at a cost, prices available on request. Please note Cyber Suite is not available when certain activities are taking place (e.g. Job Club). For more information please contact Reception on 0121 250 0777.
Please contact us for details of upcoming courses.
Funded through the Good Things Foundation and as part of the English My Way programme, we are now offering ESOL courses in Aston. These are aimed at women with little or no English language skills and will help learners develop day to day English language skills. If you or someone you know is interested in registering, please contact us to find out about registering and dates for the next course. Please note places are limited. Please contact us on 0121 250 0719 or 250 0764 for more details.
Coffee & Conversation came out of our ESOL / English Classes as past learners wanted to stay in touch and practise their English language skills. Coffee and Conversation is a women’s group which is open to all and offers you the chance to meet other people from your local community, learn new skills, take part in trips out and awareness sessions and make friends.