Union’s join UCLan’s Big Get Together this October

Unite and unionlearn have joined up with the Creative Communities Group of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston for the Big Get Together this October.

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The family friendly event is being held in memory of Jo Cox, the murdered MP for Batley and Spen, and is a fun day being held at the Foster Building at the UCLan campus to celebrate the equality and diversity of the City of Preston and its historic links to the University. 

Unite and their partners have put together a fun day aimed at introducing the local community to new skills and learning experiences all linked to job and apprenticeship opportunities in the City.

Unite will offer English and maths and computer courses, whilst unionlearn will have a stall with information on apprenticeship support along with Singapore Maths workshops. Greater Manchester Hazards Centre will offer advice on health and safety support for young people and apprentices.

All age groups will be catered for including fun activities for the children and a film show. The day includes music from Bay Strutters Swing Band and dance from Manchester’s Strictly Wheels and with a soccer tournament and a visit from Squash Champion Laura Massaro.

A market street will be set up with a variety of stalls ranging from union learning offers to equality and diversity information and guidance.

Trade Unions, unionlearn and their partners aim to demonstrate how we can all work together to support the community in gaining the skills we require to live and thrive together both economically and culturally.  

Mark Rowe National Apprenticeship Project Officer with Unionlearn said:

The Big Get Together demonstrates how the unionlearn partnership with Unite, and working with the independent Creative Communities Group at UCLan, aims to reach out to the people of Preston.  Not only to have a fun day out but learn about how skills and learning can lead to jobs and apprenticeships."

Unite the Union’s North West Regional Learning Organiser Steven Turner added:

Learn with Unite and our members are delighted to play a leading part with organising this event. Our learning project at UCLan has helped learners to sharpen up their English, Maths and Computer skills which means they add value to open up future employment opportunities.”

We are totally committed to promoting equality & diversity within workplace and the communities we live in. This event promises to be fun for all the family”.

The event takes place on Saturday 12th of October at the Foster Building in UCLan’s campus in Preston and will run from 10.00 am till 15.00.