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DECV Employability / ICT Sessions

Face to Face and Remote sessions

Rory Garforth is available to provide advice and support with Employability Skills and developing your ICT skills. He’s still working remotely Wednesdays and Fridays and is now back at Thurnscoe Library Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays (10am-4pm). Places have filled up fast but drop him a message or give him a call to see how he can help you. 

Not letting Coronavirus stop our work, Rory Garforth has been working remotely with clients supporting people in the Dearne Valley, providing much needed employability and ICT assistance to individuals living in our community.

Rory uses email, phone, social media and video calls, ensuring the service remains and all our learners are given course work, advice and guidance to suit thier individual needs. 

Regular weekly contact has been made with all learners, new and old and we’ve managed to keep our accredited courses up and running, with over 40 people gaining accreditation throughout lockdown.

Some great recent feedback!

During lock down, we’ve also continued our Employability support with applications, CV writing, online interviews, Social media and sharing new opportunities that our learners can access. 

Currently Rory is back in the Lifelong Learning centre at Thurnscoe 3 days per week (Mondays / Tuesdays and Thursdays) with remote working on Wednesdays and Fridays. Places are limited at the centre so please phone early to book your place.

Tel: 07813022087

*Facemasks must be worn at all times
*Covid measures in place at Library / DECV Classroom
* No more than 2 learners in class at any one time

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).