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Monthly Archives: November 2018

IT is no barrier to employment for Darren

Forty-nine-year-old Darren Hinson from North Ormesby is a step closer to securing employment after embarking on Actes’ IT and employability course, Work IT Out.

Darren found himself out of work this summer after spending 11 years as a kitchen porter at Marton Country Club before the venue’s closure, followed by a more recent spell as a porter at a Middlesbrough restaurant.  Having admitted to never switching on a computer in his life, Darren’s Job Coach at Middlesbrough Job Centre suggested he enrol on Work IT Out to get to grips with IT to enable him to search for jobs online.… Read the rest

IT Course Works Out for Patrick

Forty-eight-year-old Patrick Sheehy from Middlesbrough is a prime example of how Actes’ IT and employability course Work IT Out is helping people to improve their confidence and be better prepared to navigate Universal Credit.

Patrick had engaged with the Jobcentre for many years and had struggled to attend the various courses he’d been referred on to due to confidence issues and an inbuilt fear of IT.  However, after completing Work IT Out, Patrick has not only displayed improved confidence in using a computer, but a more positive and enthusiastic attitude towards learning.… Read the rest

Shannon comes full-circle with One Planet Pioneers

When 18-year-old Shannon Grayston relocated to Middlesbrough from North Yorkshire two years ago she had no qualifications and wasn’t sure which path to take. However, she is now engaging local young people in environmental activities after completing her Level One in peer mentoring through One Planet Pioneers, delivered by Actes.… Read the rest