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New Digital Skills Training (January 2023)

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

OCR ICT Awards Results

Congratualtions to 20 DECV learners who completed their OCR ICT Awards during lockdown!!! As ever, thank you to our Funders for this project, Coalfields Regeneration Trust

Work with an experienced tutor and make the most of one-to-one / small group support with Accredited ICT training, searching for jobs, writing CVs and covering letters, completing applications, preparing for an interview, as well as information and help with Online job search and applications.

Contact: 01709 889880 / 07813022087 to book a place. DECV – Lifelong learning centre, Thurnscoe

OCR certs

New Computer Suite Launch!

DECV / GMB Open Day – New Computer Suite Launch

Many thanks to John Healey MP for attending the opening of our new computer suite at DECV, alongside the leader of Barnsley Council Steve Houghton, local councillors Pauline Phillips and Annette Gollick and representatives for GMB and Dearne Valley College. The new resources were obtained through funds donated by the GMB Trade Union Learning Project. DECV now has 8 new computers, enabling the continued delivery of lifelong learning opportunities to the local community.  The Suite will mainly be used for ICT and Employability Skills Training in the centre.