Thursday, May 10, 2012

News: Dearne Valley College launch Job Zone initiative


Dearne Valley College (DVC) in Rotherham is launching a new initiative to help students to find out about progression opportunities, part-time work and apprenticeships.

The new service is in conjunction with Job Centre Plus (JCP) and students can also get help with general careers advice, CV workshops, job searches, access to the Internet, placements, support with registering on National Apprenticeship vacancy website, access to local JCP vacancies and assistance with benefit calculations.

Kaye Jackson, business development manager at Dearne Valley College, said: "The Job Zone will showcase local employment opportunities and Apprenticeship vacancies plus information on work experience and volunteering placements. Working closely with JCP we will support individuals to develop their skills to appeal to local employers. The initiative also supports the Get Britain Working Initiative."

The new initiative will be launched at the Manvers campus by John Healey MP, for Wentworth and the Dearne Valley. He said: "Compared to the rest of the country, in Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham we have twice as many young people who have been out of work for more than a year, and in parts of the Dearne that number has tripled in the last 12 months.

"So the Jobs Zone will be an important and, I am sure, well-used service which will give DVC students the best possible chance of finding work after their studies."

The college also works with people facing redundancy or who have recently been made redundant. DVC offer a variety of courses for people who are wanting to up-skill and make themselves more employable in today's job market. We offer access to employment coaches who can work with individuals to assess skills needs, update their CVs and assist with searching for work.

Jodi Greenhoff, employability and skills manager at Dearne Vallege College, said: "We work with many local employers to offer interviews for our customers. All of this is free to individuals who are at risk of being made redundant or who have recently been made redundant."

Dearne Valley College website


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