A new centre to help people find out about jobs and training has opened at City of Wolverhampton College – and has already helped a number of job seekers gain employment.
The Careers and Skills Hub, at the college’s Wellington Road campus, provides people who are not in education, employment or training with free advice on opportunities available in the local area and help to overcome the challenges that prevent them from getting into work.
The hub – which has been developed as part of a city-wide effort to get people into work – offers one-to-one support with career planning, financial planning and health and wellbeing, as well as sessions on producing a CV, searching and applying for jobs, and interview techniques.
People can also find out about job vacancies with local employers, apprenticeship opportunities, free sector-based training programmes, and college courses to give them the skills they need to work in their chosen field.
Lorna Prosser, curriculum manager for community, employability and ESOL at the college, said: “The new Careers and Skills Hub is the go-to place for anyone looking for work or training as they can get free and impartial advice on a range of opportunities, all in one place.
“It is already proving that the approach works as a number of local people who attended sessions here have now gone into employment in hospitality, retail and health care, whilst another is now on our rail track sector-based work academy programme.”
The centre – developed by the college in partnership with the Department of Work and Pensions and City of Wolverhampton Council – is open for people to drop-in from 9am to 6.30pm Monday to Thursday, and 9am-4.30pm on Friday. Appointments are also available on Saturday morning but these must be booked in advance.
For more information or to book an appointment call 01902 317710 or email email@example.com