Champions roll for jobs and IT skills

Project assistant Alla Mackwood with Rasen resident Rachel Cheeseman EMN-141124-134021001
Project assistant Alla Mackwood with Rasen resident Rachel Cheeseman EMN-141124-134021001
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A newly relaunched service is aiming to bridge the gap between looking for a job and brushing up on computer skills.

The West Lindsey District Council’s ESF Digital Champions Project has come to
Market Rasen Library.

Funded by the European Social Fund, the project was originally designed around job seeking, helping those looking for work access sites, develop their CV and find training opportunities.

But now it has branched out to include general computer skills.

“Someone from the project will be at Market Rasen every Wednesday from 10.30am to 1pm for the job support sessions,” said ESF project Co-ordinator Robert Jackson.

“But during those sessions we can also help people improve their IT skills, whether that is job relate or not.”

The project runs at Welton Library on Mondays from 10.30am to 12 noon and there is a digital champion at Rasen Hub on Tuesday mornings.

And these sessions happen thanks to volunteers.

“The whole project rides on the back of volunteers and we are always looking for more, particularly in this area,” added Robert.

“You don’t need to be an IT expert, just to be comfortable using computers.”

For the job seeker sessions, it is advisable to book an appointment on 01427 676513 and for help from the digital champions, drop in any Wednesday morning.

More information on volunteering can be found at www.marketrasenmail.co.uk