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A new Weston Employment Centre – support for those who find themselves out of work

The Weston College Group and Seetec Pluss have formed a strategic partnership to create a new Employment Centre in Weston-super-Mare. The Centre will help individuals looking for employment support and training with the shared goal of assisting adults into jobs with local employers.

The Weston Employment Centre, based opposite the College’s Knightstone Campus in central Weston, will enable a collaborative approach to support individuals accessing help from Seetec Pluss through its employment support services, and where appropriate then accessing Weston College education and skills programmes to aid a positive employment progression.

Principal Dr Paul Phillips CBE commented: “Seetec Pluss is a leading provider of work and wellbeing services that inspires thousands of people to find and progress in work each year, this is a perfect partner for us in our mission to create brighter futures for our community. If you’ve found yourself out of work, Seetec Pluss, with Weston College, can help boost your confidence, skills and get you back into work.”

Stewart Holdsworth, Strategic Partnerships Director, from Seetec Pluss said: “With many people being affected by the pandemic, Seetec Pluss is excited to be working in partnership with Weston College to offer employment support to those seeking a new job or career. Weston College are a key partner for Seetec, a responsive training provider with excellent training facilities. Together we look forward to ensuring many people across the region receive employability training and support, transitioning into careers with local employers.”

There will be a series of 1–2-week short courses which are FREE and have been designed to help unemployed people retrain or upskill to start a career within a new industry. The Centre will also offer individual coaching and mentoring plus 1:1 employment support advice session. Also employers can utilise this partnership to help fill job vacancies and address skills gaps.

The Weston Employment Centre can be found opposite Weston College’s Knightstone Campus on Lower Church Road. The Centre will be open during office hours, Monday to Friday throughout the calendar year. The Centre is encouraging people to drop in to ask questions, or to view the support and training offer visit: www.weston.ac.uk/seetec or call 0800 334 5525.

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