Unemployed Job clubs

Project Aim

The project aims to increase employability prospects for unemployed/underemployed

Project Description

This is a drop in service where unemployed people can access support with computing skills, literacy , job search, building CVs, covering letters and interview skills. Accredited learning in an option.

As well as building skills in I.T. and literacy, learners have access to information about the benefits system and entitlements. Volunteering opportunities with partnerships, and with the job clubs, are available and this can be a valuable first step back to employment for individual who have been out of work for some time.

Target Audience

Unemployed, Threat of redundancy, Underemployed

Learner testimonials / success stories

"The WEA have been a valuable partner with Falkirk Council CLD for a number of years. Their current input to the work clubs is highly important and benefits learners immensely. The tutor delivers core skills using the social practice model ensuring relevance to the learners and work that ensures achievements are noted and reflected on so that confidence is built. The tutor is also knowledgeable on dyslexia and using different learning styles which has had a huge impact on learners' learning and confidence. He has encouraged learners to volunteer both within the work clubs and elsewhere therefore increasing employability." A.L. Principal Officer, Falkirk Council.