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Michael Cosby is a Community union Branch Secretary at TATA Steel in Corby, Northamptonshire and has been supporting his membership having identified skills issues across his departments, particularly with IT skills.
The POA Learning team at HMP Dartmoor have supported many learners through their Functional Skills. Michelle Howard is one learner who has taken advantage of the level 2 offering after she had first undertaken Functional Skills sessions at level one at her local Primary School in Princetown, Devon.
Bright Blue Foods Ltd is a cake factory in Blackburn, and workers there have been benefiting from the support of BFAWU Learning Project Worker John Fox . John has encouraged the company to sign up to a joint Skills pledge with the union as well as organising learning assessments for staff with a...
Simon Hunneybel , is 44 and has worked nights as a HGV driver for Sainsburys in Waltham Abbey in Essex for nearly 13 years. He never felt he had to worry too much about developing his skills, but his growing family resulted in revaluating this – and his union was there to help.
Dyslexia affects 10% of the UK population, with 4% being classed as severely dyslexic. However m any people may not actually realise that they are dyslexic, and this can cause issues in areas of their lives including low self-esteem at work, and frustration and anxiety when doing certain tasks.
Keith Springate became a Union Learning Rep (ULR) in 2017 to help to drive forward the learning agenda at Tesco Distribution Centre Goole in Yorkshires East Riding. Working with a team of other new ULRs, Keith has helped to successfully launch a programme of functional skills learning at the site...
Union Reps in Liverpool have been developing their skills to help recognise signs that members are thinking about suicide. The training is part of a campaign endorsed by The Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram and local MP Luciana Berger to encourage local businesses to come together to...
Jackie Heron is a Customer Service Manager and Data Protection Officer with the Department for Work and Pensions, Jackie is also the North Merseyside Branch Learning Co-ordinator with PCS and has recently arranged a “Understanding Pensions” course for members in her branch.
POA learning in conjunction with HMP Hatfield were on hand to support a Family Fun Day run by St. Leger Homes at Thorne Rugby Club, in South Yorkshire on Monday 13th August.
During the past 2 years, Usdaw’s lifelong learning campaign in the Southern Division has been very successful in delivering functional skill courses at Tesco customer fulfilment centres – stores which deliver solely to on-line customers. ESOL has been a big part of this offer.