Learning Shop is ready for business

AN ARBROATH-based organisation is helping people find a new job or career ready for the year ahead.

The Learning Shop at 20 West Port runs several courses and drop in sessions to help people get back to work.

On Mondays from 9.30 a.m. to 12 noon they run the job club, an opportunity to create or work on a CV and pick up the valuable IT skills involved.

The Learning Shop can help you to register with the Government gateway universal job match service and other job search websites and show you how to set up an email account and make the most of it. They can also signpost you to other agencies and help you to apply for an Individual Learning Account to help pay your fees for a course of study.

Also on Mondays you can improve your computer skills by studying for free towards an SQA qualification in using computers.

They offer the same services in the afternoon from 1 to 3.30 p.m., when a self help self-employment group meets.

On Wednesdays, the Learning Shop is open from 2 to 4 p.m. with their free online learning drop-in when you can search for and study on-line courses and develop your computer skills.

Also on Wednesdays afternoons they will soon be starting Scottish independence sessions where you can find out more about the issues around the possibility of Scottish independence and discuss your concerns or ambitions.

The Learning Shop is also a ‘Big Plus’ centre and offers free drop- in learning for adults who want to be better at reading, writing, spelling or maths.

You can get help and support with dyslexia and it’s a good place to build up your confidence for everyday writing or computing tasks.

Big Plus sessions run on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 to 3.30 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays, 9.30 to 12 noon and Tuesday evenings, 6.30 to 8.30 p.m.

For information visit the Learning Shop on 20 West Port, contact 01241 430411 or visit the website www.thelearningshop.btck.co.uk