Wise up on jobs and training
THERE'S a chance to obtain advice on jobs and training at an Opportunities Week drop-in clinic today at the Priory Centre, Great Yarmouth.Opening times for the session are 11am to 2.
THERE'S a chance to obtain advice on jobs and training at an Opportunities Week drop-in clinic today at the Priory Centre, Great Yarmouth.
Opening times for the session are 11am to 2.30pm.
And there will be an employment and recruitment fair at the Marina Centre on Monday, too (11am-6.30pm).
The venture got under way this week at Great Yarmouth College, and meetings and classes have been held throughout the week.
Organiser David Stannard said: “Primarily the initiative is for 14 to 19- year-olds, although we have had older people as well. I have been greatly encouraged by the youngsters who have been interested in the construc-tion industry, and we'll certainly need local people to work in the construction of the outer harbour.
“When that becomes operational, other industries will follow bringing jobs with them.”
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At the Alchemy Centre, there have been meetings on the arts and media. One speaker was 20-year-old Joe Jackson, a City College Norwich student who is setting up a film company with fellow students Emily Payne, 21, and Laura Wilkinson, 22.
He said: “We all knew what we wanted to do, and we have been fortunate in being able to use established studio equipment.
“We have done short documentaries, usually about 15 minutes long, for local agencies including SeaChange Arts and we filmed the town centre music festival last year. Ultimately I would like to be a film director working on documentaries.”
Co-organiser Geoff Mead said: “We are trying to bring people together and prepare them with the skills they need for the workplace.
“Historically there has not been enough done in this region where training is concerned. Now I am pleased to say that schools and colleges are doing more, with positive results.”
He also had an encouraging word for those people in their 40s and 50s who were struggling to find work.
“There will be ample opportunity to discuss what is available. There may also be opportunities in the voluntary sector which could lead to a full-time job,” said Mr Mead
To find out more call 01493 846473.