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Colne teams up to enable 100 Jobseekers find work
Wed 15 June 2016
A NEW initiative to help more than 100 people in Colchester get opportunities enabling them to secure jobs is launched next month.
Housing association Colne’s former office in Sir Isaacs Walk, Colchester, will officially open on June 16 as the first Kick Start base for vocational training delivered by national training provider Qube Learning.
Kick Start aims to provide skills and vocational training for around 150 people in the first year, enabling them to be in a better position to get a job. Halfords has already signed up some of its Colchester trainees.
Alistair Heron, Colne’s Partnerships and Business Development Manager said: “We are proud to be creating new opportunities not only for our residents, be they job seekers or employers, but across the borough of Colchester. Colne is committed to enabling independent living and individual aspirations and these two new projects could bring the stability of a job to many people in our local community.”
Joe Crossley, Commercial Director, of Qube Learning, said:
“Kick Start is a great addition to one of England’s fastest growing towns. Like Colne, we’re aware that new development must bring fresh opportunity and through our partnership we can help people into work or progress their careers. It’s very rare to have such an accessible ‘walk in’ facility and we’re keen to meet local people and local businesses to discuss what we can do for them.”