Learning, Skills & Employability

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The voluntary and community sector provide a range of informal and formal learning and skills opportunties to communities and support individuals into work.

This section will include policy information and news that is useful for organisations providing learning and skills opportunities. It will also look at the training needs of staff and volunteers within voluntary and community organisations.

EMVY Forum - Young People, Employment and Enterprise

Thursday, 3 July, 2014 - 12:00 to 16:00

The purpose of this event is to analyse the current state of play in relation to youth employment and unemployment, the direction of travel in policy and interventions and the role that the VCS can play in achieving positive outcomes.

Skills Support for the Workforce - Planning for the future needs of a vibrant VCSE sector. 30/04/15 - Post Event Page

Skills Support for the Workforce - Planning for the future needs of a vibrant VCSE sector, was hosted by One East Midlands as part of the capacity building element of the Leicester and Leicestershire SSW project, which aims to enhance skills support for the project and beyond.

Skills Support for the Workforce

Skills Support for the Workforce is a new scheme to help improve the skills of employees and eligible volunteers working for charities, voluntary and community sector, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations in Leicester and Leicestershire.

How can the VCS tap into FE college funding opportunities – Post event page

EMFAN and the One East Midlands partnership project with New College Stamford, Closer Links, hosted this joint event on Thursday 13 June 2013 at the Nottinghamshire Deaf Society.

Closer Links resources

This page contains links to useful resources relating to the Closer Links project, including specific resources for the main activity strands, from the briefing events and links to web pages offering support.

Closer Links

Funded by the LSIS Regional Response fund, One East Midlands are once again teaming up New College Stamford, this time on the Closer Links project, which will take forward some of the key recommendations from the LSIS funded Forward Communities project; to develop more effective collaborative working across the Further Education sector.

Community Development Network - Post Event Report

Informed by the work of the LSIS funded Forward Communities project, the joint One East Midlands and EMFEC strategic Community Development Network meeting took place on Wednesday 9 November at the EMFEC conference centre in Nottingham.

Forward Communities Post Event Report

The Forward Communities: Cultivating Joint Working event, an interactive partnership event for the third sector, FE colleges and local authorities, took place on 11 May 2011 at the Atrium (formally ICCA), Nottingham.

The aim of the event was to bring together VCS organisations, regional FE colleges, third sector learning providers and local authorities in the East Midlands, to investigate what opportunities exist for joint working, share effective practice and explore the challenges, opportunities and rewards presented by working with other sectors.

Forward Communities

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Running from 1 July 2010 to 31 December 2011, the Forward Communities Partnership is funded by Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) to encourage opportunities for improved joint working between the voluntary and community sector (VCS), community learning providers and FE colleges.


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