Enterprising Skills 

Two specific job-seeking courses are currently being delivered. They are designed to ensure learners are able to have confidence dealing with statutory bodies, apply for jobs and have the confidence to go to interviews. They help tenants prepare to take on college courses and to look for work. This work is funded by the European Social Fund Skills Support for the Unemployed as part of a sub-contract with City of Bristol College. 
 
Lynn Merilion, Principal at City of Bristol College, commented: 
 
"We are delighted to link up with Ashley Community Housing for this exciting new project. At City of Bristol College we are committed to helping people in local communities get the skills they need to find work. I truly believe that everyone has a talent worth developing; this project will ensure students receive that opportunity." 
 
All classroom and support activities are supported by a cohort of volunteers who provide language and skills assistance to tenants. 
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The Job Club 
 
The Job Club is the mainstay of our supported training provision. It builds links between tenants and external agencies and enables them to meet their claimant commitment for Job Centre Plus, thus securing their benefits. The Job Club enables Ashley Community Housing to bring in mainstream agencies and our own support staff to support tenants on a range of issues. 
 
Ashley Community Housing have now expanded the support provided to the job club by partnering with the National Career Services which will see a careers adviser attend every month. As part of our growth plans we are looking to further develop our relationship with the National Careers service to become a subcontractor and be paid to deliver careers advice to our tenants. 
 
 
Bristol - Tuesday 1 – 3 pm at Himilo Training Centre, Unit 1 Ashley Court, Bristol, BS6 5NW 
 
Birmingham - Monday 2 - 4 pm, Wednesday 10 - 12pm, 
Thursday 2 - 4 pm at our training room 93 Cape Hill, Smethwick 
 
Third Floor, Derwent House, 42 - 46 Waterloo Road, 
Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV1 4XB 
 
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