Help on hand for National Careers Week

Communities / Mon 17th Feb 2014 at 03:50pm

HELP will be on hand on 6 March 2014 for people wanting to improve or learn new skills as part of National Careers Week 2014.

To celebrate adult careers guidance and learning, Harlow Council in partnership with the West Essex Skills and Learning Forum has organised a drop-in Learning Zone for residents.

Learning is not just for children and young people and does not need to stop once you finish school, college or university. Continuous learning is important to improve both personal and professional development and increases the chances of a better paid job or a promotion.

The Learning Zone will be open between 11am and 1pm on Thursday 6 March 2014 in the Harvey Centre and will include representatives from the National Careers Service, Essex County Council’s Adult Community Learning, Harlow College, Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), and The Charles Kao University Technical College who will be on hand to talk about the guidance, advice and support that is available for local people. Whether you are looking to improve or learn new skills for your personal benefit, to get back into work, retrain or improve your career progression, there is support available. No matter the reason, learning and gaining new skills can build confidence and help you take the next step.

Councillor Tony Durcan, Portfolio Holder for Resources and Enterprise, said: “Education and learning is an important part of our lives and continual personal and professional development can lead to so many positive things. With the current competitive job market and the insecurities that it can bring, more and more people find it difficult to decide on their next steps in their career and do not realise the benefits and availability of careers advice.

“The drop-in Learning Zone is a rare opportunity to find out about what is available locally, all under one roof. It will enable people to understand the services and support that is available and help people to make the right decision in achieving their future career and personal goals.”

For more information on the drop-in Learning Zone please contact Alison Fox, Skills and Partnership Officer on 01279 446407 or email [email protected]

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