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Wolverhampton Learning Platform wins new funding!

Wolverhampton Learning Platform

After weeks of waiting we have finally received the news. And boy, it is a big news. Wolverhampton Learning Platform has just been awarded a funding from the Skills & Opportunities Fund!

We feel extremely proud as an organisation selected by the public from over 2,400 applications! Only 8 organisations have been selected from the West Midlands region and only 1…. from Wolverhampton. We would like to use this space to thank every member of the public who appreciated the support provided by Jobchange and other organisations which form the Wolverhampton Learning Platform. Without your votes it would not be possible.

So now you probably wonder, what will the funding be spent on?

Through support from the fund we’ll run our project WISER (Women into Supported Employment Routes)which will provide employability and enterprise training for women who are lone parents, disabled or long term unemployed.

Our project aims to improve the lives of 100 women from excluded or disadvantaged backgrounds, helping them gain new employability skills and supporting their route to securing work or becoming self-employed. Project activities include 1:1 mentoring sessions, a range of workshops and a sector specific Level 2 accredited training course covering first aid, food hygiene and health and safety.

The skills and confidence gained from participating in this project will help the women taking part to realise their potential and improve their employment prospects. Our aim throughout is to improve opportunities in the labour market, improve financial health, increase skills, reduce social isolation and reduce benefit dependency resulting in improved health and wellbeing.

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Sleep Easy 2015

Congratulations to Sam, Ryan and Rayon who participated in YMCA’s Sleep Easy campaign and managed to raise astonishing £287.50! Take a look at the photos from the event:

Sleep Easy 2015

Sleep Easy 2015

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Sleep Easy 2015

Our fearless employees: Sam, Rayon and Ryan have decided to support YMCA in the good cause and participate in Sleep Easy campaign.

So what’s the campaign about? Let us quote YMCA’s website:

The aim is simple: spend a night sleeping rough to highlight the issue of youth homelessness and raise vital funds to support the work of your local YMCA. Your money goes directly to the local YMCA projects; impacting your community and helping young people in your town build a future.

The event will take place on Friday the 6th of March between 7pm and 7am at the University of Wolverhampton’s City Campus.

Don’t forget to support the cause with your donations – you can do it on Jobchange’s mini-website prepared especially for this purpose. Please find the link below!

To donate:  
http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/jobchange

To find out more about the campaign: 
http://www.ymcabc.org.uk/sleepeasy/

CSCS Wolverhampton

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