Looking for work, new skills and training opportunities or information on how to grow your business? Would you like to try out digital equipment to find out what might suit you? Then come and visit the new Step Up to Mobile Outreach service which is coming to a location near you.
Step Up to Mobile Outreach will be visiting localities across Somerset from May to the end of October, with the aim of helping people access a range of employment, digital and business support provision.
Friendly advisors will be on hand to help you explore work opportunities, improve your CV, give helpful tips on how to find and apply for jobs online, and signpost you to a range of organisations who can provide specialist support. If you are currently in employment, the advisors will provide advice on training and skills opportunities to help you progress in work or change career pathways.
You will also have the chance to access and become familiar with digital resources such as Alexa, dongles, and iPads, and even meet their friendly talking robot called Ohbot.
Information will be readily available if you are thinking of starting up your own business or want to grow an existing business, including how the local library service can help you achieve your goals.
The Step Up to Mobile Outreach service’s first event will be outside the Community Centre in Wiveliscombe on Tuesday, May 10 between 10am and 2pm. This will be followed by stops at Dulverton town car park on May 11, and Brittons Ash Community Hall in West Monkton on May 12, both taking place between 10am and 2pm.
Keep an eye on the Step Up Somerset website at Events (stepupsomerset.org.uk) for updates on the dates and locations of upcoming events.
The Step Up to Mobile Outreach programme is being funded through Somerset County Council’s bid for Community Renewal Funding from the Government.