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Funding Opportunity for Third Sector Organisations

Grants of up to 15K are now available to support unemployed and economically inactive people to help their progression towards further learning and employment.  

Employability Skills is a Success

In October 2014 learningSkills launched a new and improved Employability Skills for adults. Based in our newest centre at Gateshead Interchange, the programmes can help you to not only improve your chances of finding work, but an opportunity to develop personal skills, such as confidence and overcoming barriers. learningSkills offer 6 programmes to help you...

A clean sweep to success !

In February, learningSkills Employability and Careers ran a course for long-term unemployed adults who wanted to enter the cleaning industry. Working in partnership with a local cleaning company Gateshead LearnindSkills  designed a bespoke programme based around employability skills, the cleaning industry, health and safety and customer service skills. The...

Young Learner Becomes a Learning Support Assistant

Young Learner Becomes a Learning Support Assistant

Jan 8, 2015

Liam Skee is eighteen years old and was born and raised in Gateshead. At school, Liam juggled his study while caring for his disabled parents. Liam’s dedication paid off when he succeeded in achieving good GCSE results. Liam readily admits that, despite his GCSE achievements, he lacked confidence and was unsure which route to take after school. Liam therefore...

ALD Hairdressing supports learners into work

ALD Hairdressing supports learners into work

Jan 8, 2015

Maelene Narsi was out of work, a single mother and desperate to get a break. Her life changed when she enrolled on a course with one of our partners, ALD Hair and Beauty.         Here is Maelene’s story in her own words: I got a job thanks to all the studying I have done and the support of ALD. I owe it all to the amazing tutor Gillian and...

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