When Barnabas started a course with ActOne ArtsBase in St Albans, he was daunted at the prospect of meeting new people. But he gained such a boost in confidence that he has just completed a ten week dance tour of schools across Hertfordshire – something he never thought he would accomplish.
A Luton mum-of-seven says a childcare course funded by workforce development provider TCHC has changed her life, giving her the skills she needs to finally fulfil her career dreams. Jeanne Mballe Sube has been a full-time mum since she had her first child in 1999 in her native France. Since then, she has had six more children with her husband Arnold, including two sets of twins. The 32-year-old, who moved to England with her family three years ago, said: “I have put my life on hold while being a mum.
After leaving university last summer, Braintree graduate Oto Solomon found it hard to secure work. But the skills he learned at a course funded by workforce development provider TCHC led to him fighting off job offers from potential employers.
Oto, 23, explained that when his economics degree ended, he had been unsuccessful in landing that elusive first job, despite applying for numerous positions. “An adviser at Jobcentre Plus suggested I take a course being offered by Ignite Business in Braintree,” he said.
A new service to support skills development and business was launched in Suffolk. The Apprenticeships Suffolk Business Service (ASBS) delivered in partnership with TCHC and Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, is an impartial and independent service designed to help local businesses meet their skills needs through Apprenticeships.
A mum who put her creative talents on hold for ten years to raise a family has found herself much in demand thanks to a project funded by Kings Lynn workforce development provider TCHC.
Hannah Garland, from Syleham, took part in the Hyve project which saw a group of unemployed people creating a short film together. The project, run by Waveney Valley Productions, was made possible through a £15,000 Community Grant from TCHC.