Posted: Friday 1st June 2018
Our first couple of Connected2work events in libraries have been a great success with visitors commenting that it’s great to have all the help and advice they need in one place.
Peter is an expert by experience and is informing the Connected2Work project and all of its activity attended the last event, he said;
“Employment opportunities paid or otherwise, can be a pathway to so many other positive experiences. The Connected2Work events aim to promote pathways to appropriate, inspirational and aspirational opportunities, as well as to listen and learn to things that could be improved to help people in Hertfordshire.”
These events are aimed at helping young adults, especially those with a physical or learning disability or autism, into a job or volunteering opportunity. A range of services and organisations are supporting the events including Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning Service (HAFLS), Work Solutions, Team Herts Volunteering, Youth Connections Herts, Jobcentre Plus and HertsHelp.
The events are being held at local libraries, which visitors have said were welcoming and friendly community venues. Some events have include ‘Getting a Job’ Skills Workshop sessions providing training tasters for guests, feedback has been that the free workshops were ’very informative’ and 'a good refresher’.
If you or someone you know would benefit from attending a Connected2Work event please come along to the next free session near you and learn more about;
- how to find and apply for jobs and volunteer roles
- practical support with CV writing and applications
- where you can get extra help if you have a disability or autism
- money and benefits advice
Connected2Work library event dates and times:
- Watford Library – 4 June – 1-3pm
- Bishop's Stortford Library – 7 June – 1-3pm
- Oakmere Library – 12 June – 1-3pm
- Stevenage Library – 13 June – 1-3pm
For more information and advice visit at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/connected2work or call us on 0300 123 4049