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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.

Insight Issue 7

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.

Free workplace learning for VCS staff

Enable, the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire VCS learning and skills consortium, has secured £1.4million of ESF funding to help VCS employees in the East Midlands improve their employment potential through workforce learning.


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