contents of these pages are prepared by the New Deal executive team.
to learn in Burngreave!
local people have been employed as Community Learning Assistants
in a major initiative, funded by BNDfC, aimed at raising the number
of people in the area with recognised qualifications, increasing
the level of basic skills in English, numeracy, computing and community
languages, and improving access to vocational training which will
give local people a head start in finding work.
them, the 18 Community Learning Assistants speak six languages –
Somali, Urdu, Arabic, English, Punjabi and Pushtu – and Community
Learning Campaign Manager Sheena Clarke is confident that their
outreach work will prove invaluable in encouraging all sections
of the community to get back into learning:
Learning Assistants will provide a massive resource for the Campaign
– contributing both local knowledge and language skills to
help us reach out to every household and workplace in the area.
aim to have a dramatic impact on the opportunities for learning
in Burngreave, helping to identify courses for people who want to
learn for fun, basic skills courses in English and numeracy, courses
that will help parents support their children at school, and courses
that enable people to gain skills and qualifications that employers
are looking for.”