Job clubs offering a digital approach to finding work are springing up across Cambridgeshire with the announcement of new funding.
The initiative from Cambridgeshire County Council is being funded by the Department of Work and Pensions and is worth Â£50,000 over 12 months.
The clubs aim to help people find work, but also to boost their confidence and their I.T. skills. People attending the clubs will receive training from an advisor on how to complete job searches, how to use I.T. to write a CV and how social media can be helpful when looking for work. A selection of free training courses will also be on offer to develop people's I.T. skills further.
Local people can drop into the job clubs, which are running at:
Â· St Barnabas Centre, Huntingdon "“ Thursday (weekly), 12.30 "“ 2.30
Â· Ramsey Library "“ Monday (weekly), 10.00 - 12.00
Â· The Fletton Centre, Fletton "“ TBA
YPL, Littleport "“ Tuesday (weekly), 10.00 "“ 12.00
Â· Soham Library "“ Friday (fortnightly), 2.00 "“ 4.00
Â· Whittlesey Library "“ Tuesday (weekly), 9.20 "“ 12.00
Â· Chatteris Library "“ Friday (weekly), 12.00 "“ 2.00 & 2.00 "“ 4.00
Â· Church Rooms, Manea "“ Wednesday (weekly), 9.30 "“ 11.30
Â· March Library "“ Thursday (weekly) 10.00 "“ 12.00
Â· Wisbech Library "“ Wednesday (weekly), 10.00 "“ 12.00
Â· Wimblington Library "“ Wednesday (weekly), 10.00 "“ 12.00
People looking to gain experience in providing training are invited to come along and volunteer.
Nyree Scott, Project Manager at Cambridgeshire County Council, said: "With so many jobs now demanding basic computer skills and organisations advertising on the Internet, setting up a club where you can learn I.T. skills and online job searches seems to be the perfect combination. The clubs are open to everyone and there is a skilled advisor on hand to provide training and support. Please drop in, we're here to help."