Residents of the Isle of Wight are invited to a free open day to learn about employment and training opportunities on the island, through the Skills 4 Work scheme.

Partly funded by the European Social Fund, Skills 4 Work is a completely free, 1-2-1 job support and coaching program open to anyone living on the Isle of Wight aged 16 and over. no longer and doing no paid work.

The day, organized by the Sovereign Housing Association, will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26 at the Quay Arts Center in Newport. Residents can come at any time during this period.

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Participants can meet the Skills 4 Work team, learn about funded training opportunities, get advice on local jobs and interview skills, and see what grants and support might be available.

There will also be the opportunity to find out more about support worker and health and social care worker roles from local employer Southern Housing, who will be promoting their vacancies on the day, and to apply.

Rachael Fulford, employment and training manager at Sovereign, said:

“Skills 4 Work is a really exciting program designed to help people enter or re-enter the world of work.

“If you would like to explore your next steps, find out what training and financial support you could access to enter the world of work, or chat with our team about your personal situation, come to the open house and have a cup of tea with us – we can’t wait to meet you!”

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For more information on the Open Day, send an e-mail [email protected] or call 07795 931641 and ask for the Skills 4 Work team.

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