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Digital Inclusion – Free Courses for Council Housing Tenants

10 Aug

Free computer sessions

We know that many of our tenants don’t have the confidence or the know-how to access the internet. That’s why we have an arrangement with Heeley Trust to deliver free computer classes to help our tenants get online.

Being able to do things online like shopping, banking and socialising, can save you money and make things easier and more convenient. Importantly, from November you will only be able to apply for Universal Credit online.

How these classes can help you

If you’re a Council tenant and would like to do more on the internet but you’re not sure how to, or if you’re worried about having to apply online for Universal Credit, then why not sign-up to a class near you?

The classes are held at venues all across the city and are run by friendly, helpful advisors from the Heeley Trust who will help you gain the skills you need at a pace that suits you.

As well as help to apply for Universal Credit, the classes also cover lots of other topics like how to stay safe on the internet, staying in touch with friends and family, accessing health and other services and online banking.

Go to a computer session near you

You can book a computer session over the phone on 0114 399 1070 or email learningchampion@heeleydevtrust.com. Just pick the session you like and let us know you’re coming.

The sessions you can attend at your local library are:

  • Firth Park: Monday 10am – 12pm
  • Manor: Monday 2pm – 4pm
  • Totley: Tuesday 10am – 12pm
  • Central Library: Tuesday 10am – 12pm
  • Burngreave: Tuesday 1pm – 3pm
  • Woodseats: Wednesday 1pm – 3pm
  • Walkley: Wednesday 1.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Crystal Peaks: Thursday 10am – 12pm
  • Greenhill: Friday 10am – 12pm
  • Chapeltown: Friday 10am – 12pm
  • More classes available across the city
  • You can also go to free classes at:
  • Balfour House (Stocksbridge): Tuesday 10am – 12pm
  • Emerson Community Room (Parson Cross): Monday 10am – 12pm
  • Greenland Community Centre: Wednesday 10am – 12pm
  • Hanover TARA: Monday & Thursday 2pm – 4pm
  • Langsett Community Room: Wednesday, 10am – 12pm
  • Stannington TARA: Thursday 10am – 12pm

Just call 0114 399 1070 or email learningchampion@heeleydevtrust.com to book your spot.

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Apprenticeships: Be Inspired 2017

6 Mar

Apprenticeships: Be Inspired 2017
7 March 2018, 12:30pm-4:00pm,
Cutlers Hall, Church Street, S1 1HG

Have you considered an apprenticeship after you leave school?

Sheffield City Council and Fortem, the property repairs and maintenance specialist, is once again hosting its annual apprenticeship event on Wednesday March 7th. Students from Years 11 – 13 from schools across Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham, Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire are invited to attend.

1200 students and 65 employers have already signed up for the event who have more than 300 vacancies.

136 students were recruited to apprenticeships at last year’s event.

Amy-Jo Laycock was recruited as a Paralegal Apprentice at Irwin Mitchell. She said:  “The event gave me the opportunity to meet with employers. It made it easier for me to grasp how I should be approaching employers and the types of opportunities that are available.

“Looking at the apprenticeship route after my A-levels was daunting as it was difficult when my friends had something concrete to start and I had yet to apply for things. However the event put the roles in real life terms and made me want to go down this route even more.

“Rachel came in to school before the event and helped me with my CV and I was confident that it painted me in the best light and put me in the best position to secure an apprenticeship.”

Anita Lloyd, from Yorkshire Artspace, who attended last year’s event said: “Attending the 2017 Be Inspired Event was an excellent opportunity to meet potential young apprentices in person. We were very impressed by the 16 year olds we met. Having a chance to talk with those young people who were interested in our business allowed us to get a feel for their energy and personality.

Councillor Jackie Drayton, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families at Sheffield City Council, said: The ‘Be Inspired’ event is a wonderful opportunity for young people to meet with businesses from across the region to find out more about the world of work and help them get a head start in their chosen career.

“It’s also a chance for Employers to see that Young People have so much to offer to businesses of all sizes and in all sectors.  It’s great to see a packed Cutlers Hall full of people building working relationships for the future’.

For more information please contact Rachel.Crowder@sheffield.gov.uk or call (0114) 2736559.

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