Campaign offers help to learn new skills

Published on 24 February 2016

ADULTS wanting to learn new skills, find new jobs or take part in local volunteering will be able to find out more during a month-long campaign taking place in Leicester.

March 2016 is Earning and Learning Month, and venues across the city will be taking part by hosting a variety of activities and events giving information and support on opportunities for earning, learning and volunteering.

Venues including the city council’s children, young people and family centres will be participating, along with libraries and community centres.

Leicester Adult Education Centre will host an open event on Tuesday, March 15, from 12.30pm to 5.30pm, featuring a range of organisations offering advice and support on what earning, learning or volunteering opportunities are available.

An online calendar of events will also list local activities.

Other organisations involved in the campaign include Job Centre Plus, Leicester Adult Skills and Learning Service, Leicester College, Leicester Apprenticeship Hub and Community Wellness, and visitors will be able to get help with a personalised package of support.

Leicester Assistant City Mayor for jobs and skills, Cllr Sue Waddlington, said: “These events are perfect for anyone who wants to learn new skills, discover a new role or get involved in their community through volunteering.

“Advice and help will be on offer from a range of experts and organisations, making sure that anyone who wants to find out more can get up to date information.”

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Information is also available on Facebook at: /leicesterchildrencentres, or from participating venues.