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DECV receives funding from Co-Op’s Local Community Fund

DECV receives funding from Co-Op’s Local Community Fund

We are extremely pleased to announce we have received funding from the Co-Op.  Saturday morning saw DECV Trustee Brian Walker pick up a cheque for £3234.28 from Bolton Upon Dearne’s Co-Op store. The money has been raised by Co-Op members and has been raised for DECV to help with the running costs of the centre.  The money comes from Co-op members who take part in The Co-op Local Community Fund which is Co-ops way of giving back to their members and their communities.

The Dearne Electronic Community Village (DECV) is a charity based in the village of Thurnscoe,  experiencing high levels of disadvantage, they educate and empower people to take positive lead of their lives, through classes in ICT and employability skills. Massive thanks to all at the Co-op and the wonderful customers!

HOW DO YOU BECOME A MEMBER?

You pay £1 to become a member and this buys you a share in Co-op, which gives you:

  • 5% back to spend next time when you buy Co-op products
  • a share of their profits if they do well
  • the right to vote on how they do business
  • 1% of what you spend on local causes near you

WHAT IS THE CO-OP LOCAL COMMUNITY FUND?

The £3234.28 has been raised by Co-op members who purchased selected products and services from Co-op Group businesses.  1% of what you spend on selected, Co-op own-brand products goes into your local community fund and the money raised by all the members in your community, together with money from shopping bag sales, helps to fund local projects in the area where you live.

Any money raised by members who don’t select a cause is added to the money raised from shopping bag sales and shared equally between the causes in their local area.

ICT & Employability Workshops at DECV

Dearne Electronic Community Village are supporting many people living in the Dearne with all aspects of searching and applying for a job. People will be able to make the most of one-to-one / small group support with searching for jobs, writing CVs and covering letters, completing applications, preparing for an interview, as well as information on universal job match.

There will also be the opportunity to take part in our popular computer courses, accredited with OCR.  If you need help finding work and want to gain a qualification in ICT please call 01709 889880 and speak to our tutor about booking your place.

 

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We offer Employability activities alongside our popular ICT programmes. Activities include:

Word Processing
Internet
Email
Spreadsheets
CV Creation
Application Forms
Interview Advice
Using Universal Jobmatch
Register with CV Library / Reed / Indeed / Moster
Careers Advice
Progression opportunities
Volunteering

The Young @ Heart Program offers sessions for older learners (55+) who want to get to grips with the latest technology.  Subjects Include Microsoft Office, Photography, Social Media, Online Shopping / Banking, Using Tablets, Smart Phones…..Please phone for availability.  These courses are subject to funding.

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Monday (9-5) – Employability & ICT Workshop 
Tuesday (9-5) – Employability & ICT Workshop
Wed        (9-5) – Employability & ICT Workshop
Thurs      (9-5) – Employability & ICT Workshop
Friday     (9-5) – Employability & ICT Workshop 

Call Rory Garforth on 01709 889880 or 07813022087 to book a place or find out more information.  Alternatively email info@decv.co.uk

DECV – ICT & Employability Course

With support from Sport Relief, Coalfields Regeneration Trust and the Dearne Development Team we are supporting many people living in the Dearne with all aspects of searching and applying for a job, as well as gaining accreditation in ICT.   People will be able to make the most of one-to-one / small group support with searching for jobs, writing CVs and covering letters, completing applications, preparing for an interview, as well as information on universal job match and other job jobsites. There will also be the opportunity to take part in basic computer courses, accredited up to Entry level 3 with OCR.

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We offer Employability activities alongside our popular ICT programmes. Activities include:

Word Processing
Internet
Email
Spreadsheets
CV Creation
Application Forms
Interview Advice
Using Universal Jobmatch
Register with CV Library / Reed / Indeed / Moster
Careers Advice
Progression opportunities
Volunteering

Our Young @ Heart Program offers sessions for older learners (55+) who want to get to grips with the latest technology. Subjects Include Microsoft Office, Photography, Social Media, Online Shopping / Banking, Using Tablets, Smart Phones…..Please phone for availability.

VAB 1

Monday (9-5) – Employability & ICT Workshop
Tuesday (9-5) – Employability & ICT Workshop
Wed (9-5) – Employability & ICT Workshop
Thurs (9-5) – Employability & ICT Workshop
Friday (9-5) – Employability & ICT Workshop

Call Rory Garforth on 01709 889880 or 07813022087 to book a place or find out more information. Alternatively email info@decv.co.uk

ICT – Digital Inclusion – Courses

Call Rory Garforth on 01709 889880 or 07813022087 to book a place or find out more information. Alternatively email info@decv.co.uk

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Activities  on our popular ICT course include:

Word Processing
Internet
Email
Spreadsheets
CV Creation

Need help with the following?

Application Forms
Interview Advice
Using Universal Jobmatch
Register with CV Library / Reed / Indeed / Monster
Progression opportunities
Volunteering

We are supporting many people living in the Dearne with all aspects of searching and applying for a job. People will be able to make the most of one-to-one / small group support with searching for jobs, writing CVs and covering letters, completing applications, preparing for an interview, as well as information on universal job match. There will also be the opportunity to take part in basic computer courses, accredited at Entry level 3 with OCR.

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The Young @ Heart Digital Inclusion Program offers sessions for older learners who want to get to grips with the latest technology. Subjects Include Microsoft Office, Photography, Social Media, Online Shopping / Banking / Security / Using Tablets, Smart Phones…..

Monday (9-5) – Silver Surfer Digital Inclusion Workshop sessions (55+)
Tuesday (9-5) –  ICT Workshop (OCR Award in ICT)
Wed (9-5) –  ICT Workshop (OCR Award in ICT)
Thurs (9-5) – ICT Workshop (OCR Award in ICT)
Friday (9-5) – Silver Surfer Digital Inclusion Workshop Sessions (55+)

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Call Rory Garforth on 01709 889880 or 07813022087 to book a place or find out more information. Alternatively email info@decv.co.uk

The Young @ Heart ICT Course (55+) – Enroling now!

Starting July 2015 – Computer sessions for the over 55’s

To book a place phone 01709 889880 or email info@decv.co.uk

This course is aimed at users over 55 who may not have access to a PC at home, and would like to grow their skills in using the Internet for browsing, Online Shopping, Social Networking and also getting to grips with Digital Photos and online security.  The course has been funded by Awards For All.

The program will be available on a daily basis; activities will range from basic unaccredited confidence building classes, providing useful practical skills, up to a nationally recognised qualification at entry level 3 (OCR Entry ICT).  Small class numbers and where necessary even one to one tuition will be delivered.

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The primary focus of the support will be confidence building in basic ICT – Word / Internet usage / Email Communication / Social Networking / Online shopping / Internet / Security. Its expected some learners at age 55-65 will need help with employability skills / Universal Jobmatch and jobsearch.  You will also be able to bring your own laptop or tablet but computers are provided.

The social aspect is very important to the project and the trainer and volunteers will promote this, with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and plenty of refreshments!

Call now to book a place!

DECV’s Pilot project Success

Lifelong Learning centre

OCR Entry (3) ICT Awards & Award in Life & Living Skills

Well done to all 40 students who completed the OCR ICT Qualification and the award in Life & Living Skills. A massive thanks to Barnsley Ward Alliance and BMBC who funded us for this successful 6 month pilot project!  Many thanks to our partners, Dearne Valley College, Goldthorpe Jobcentre and CRT.  10 learners from the project managed to secure employment.

It is hoped further funding can be secured to continue our work helping local residents back into work.

 

 

Occupation Uplift: Goldthorpe

GOLDTHORPE, Barnsley
Join us for a full week of UPLIFT antics! Creative events giving Goldthorpe a boost!

Friday 21st and 28th Feb (10am-3.30pm)- Live music and UPLIFT parcel making (give one to someone who needs a boost), The Salvation Army, Straight Lane, Goldthorpe

ROCK UP TO OUR ‘ARTY’ POP-UP SHOP- 6 Doncaster Rd, next to the Yorkshire Bank Mon 24th, Tues 25th, Wed 26th Feb (10am- 4pm) – drop-in art workshops, bunting making and scene painting, plus Creative Writing on Wednesday afternoon at 1pm. Come and pledge your acts of kindness, and share your ideas for Goldthorpe, Highgate and Bolton on our ‘Picture This’ wall. Meet your Big Local Project Worker, on Friday 28th Feb

Tues 25th, Thurs 26th Meet the UPLIFT Army in and around the Market and Town Centre (Goldthorpe)

Sat 1st March- UPLIFT Supports ‘Digging up Black Gold’ (Union Jack Club, The High St)
10.30-1pm- Personalize your own ‘bread and butter’ plate at the Soup Kitchen
12.30-4.30pm- Live music, open mic, and art workshops with UPLIFT artists and featuring The Barsteward Sons of Val Doonican

FOR MORE INFO ABOUT OUR UPLIFT OCCUPATION CONTACT HELEN BOUTLE ON 078 3393 6019
To find out more about UPLIFT, visit upliftbarnsley.blogspot.co.uk or join us on Facebook at Creative Recovery

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Jobcentre Community Outreach @ DECV

Community advisors for the job centre, working in partnership with DECV are now based in DECV’s public Room (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday), offering advice to people looking for work and training.  As well as lists of current vacancies,  their role is to work out travel plans to help Thurnscoe people get to places of work, CV creation, calculate how you would be affected financially by take-up of a job and what impact this might have on benefits.

” Engaging with a wide variety of jobseekers, from those just seeking advice on a job application form to those seeking training or opportunities to develop work experience. One of the most important issues linked to recruitment and jobseeking is the rise in use of the internet.  Many jobs are only advertised online and often require CV’s to be created and emailed online.  The partnership with DECV is working extremely well, with over 100 jobseekers gaining an ICT qualification and job search skills.”    

For information and booking a slot call 01709 889880 / 01709 890001 or drop into the Library/DECV during normal hours, Monday to Friday (except Wednesday).

 

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