Council unveils new employment and education hubs
9:00am Saturday 9th March 2013 in News
Wandsworth Council has unveiled a proposal to set up two learning hubs in the borough to offer residents greater educational opportunities and support into employment.
Each of the two hubs, which will be established in Battersea and Roehampton as part of a 15-week pilot project, aims to provide in the region of 12 hours-worth of classes every week.
The project has been designed to give people of all ages a route into further education, training or employment.
Each learning hub will have one session per week hosted by a professional from a specific field such as local business leaders, health professionals, Job Centre Plus/employment experts and representatives from Citizen’s Advice Bureau.
Wandsworth’s education spokeswoman Councillor Kathy Tracey, said: "Through this pilot project, employers will hopefully discover talented future employees, which in turn would help establish a strong local workforce."
The pilot will be launched on April 15, and run until July 26.
For more information call 020 8871 8490 or visit www.wandsworthlifelong.org.uk.