Posted on: Tuesday 9 March 2021
A new virtual employability hub to support residents into work has been launched in Torfaen.
The virtual hub will take place on Microsoft Teams each Wednesday, from 10am until 12pm and 6pm until 8pm, and will look to mirror the support that was offered face to face pre-Covid.
At each session, Torfaen Skills and Employability officers will offer advice and support to any resident who is looking for work, wants to change career, improve their skills, or is looking to undertake further training.
Residents can expect to receive support to:
- Source vacancies
- Create or update a CV
- Complete job applications
- interview ready
- Complete qualifications
- Virtually meet employers
The virtual hub can be accessed by following this link tinyurl.com/5c99yy7k
In addition, recurring Facebook event pages will run in tandem with the virtual hub and will include a weekly link to access the Hub, information on upcoming courses and local job vacancies.
The Facebook events pages can be accessed here:
Executive Member for Economy, Skills & Regeneration, Councillor Joanne Gauden said,
“I am delighted to see this new virtual hub launching and pleased that the team are considering how they can continue to provide their much-valued support to residents during these unprecedented times.
“Although being face to face is difficult at the moment, it is vitally important that residents can still get the support they require to ensure they are employable and have up to date skills.”
“The ESF Funded projects – Bridges into Work 2, Workings Skills for Adult 2 and NET, are helping our residents help themselves and it is really great to see that the service is adapting to this situation.
“The difference the Council’s Employability and Skills projects is making to people’s lives cannot be overstated and this support is even more important now than ever. In a time when many residents may be worried about their financial and employment future due to uncertainty brought about by the pandemic, help is at hand.”