Basic IT Lessons at South Staffs Work ClubBy Admin I Blog I 0 comment
Our IT support of the work clubs begins now. We will be attending each work club session and will be available to assist job seekers with their individual computer needs.
Our first session is on September 25th at Bilbrook and Codsall Work Club, Codsall library, at the council offices.
We then begin a full week of sessions on Monday 29th September, starting with 9.30am at The Barns, Huntington.
Here are the dates of the work Clubs
We will be offering support in all items related to IT (computers). That may be creating an email address, how to read received emails and how to send new ones. How to find your emails online. Filling in on-line forms, which could be to apply for benefits or for jobs. How to save files such as job applications. How to search for jobs on-line and the use of computers to make your job searching much easier.
We have just received funding from the ESF (European Social Fund) in order to carry out a much needed project.
As we have attended many of the Work Clubs across the district we found that more and more people were being sent to them, from Job Centre Plus, to get help with things like writing a CV and uploading it to the JCP website. Without this happening, they would lose their benefits.
We have tried to attend as many work clubs as we could and have been voluntarily assisting job seekers to learn how to use a computer, helping them to set up an email address and uploading the CV’s that other partners have been helping them to write.
With this funding we will now be in a position to attend every work club session from September until the end of May and provide ongoing support to every person that attends the Work Clubs.
We will be either giving one to one support, small groups or delivering whole group sessions depending on the location and individual needs.
The IT lessons will also be ideal for those who are going to have to deal with the changing benefit system and the arrival of Universal Credit. This will all be done online!