Archives for W2W News

Ways2Work tech updates (and disruption)

Just a quick note to say that in November we’ll be changing servers for the Ways2Work website. It may cause some disruption to access and we will also be unable to update the website for a few days. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. We hope this work will be completed in a couple of weeks’ time. This update should make the website faster for you. After this work is complete, we’ll be updating the look and content of the website to include features for new projects.
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November Ways2Work Network Meeting

We’ll be holding the last Ways2Work network meeting of 2020 on 25th November, 10-12 on Google Meet. You can book your place now on Eventbrite here.   If you came to the October network meeting, there’s still time for you to vote for the festive snacks for the next meeting! Vote on the feedback questionnaire. I’m surprised, but right now mince pies are not winning! I’ve stocked up on stollen which is also not winning.
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October Ways2Work Update

Ways2Work News Welcome to October! It’s a really busy time for us right now. Our team manager Paul Gaunt will be updating us all at the October Ways2Work network meeting. More details on that below. There’s a quick summary of some of our work for you here. Kickstart Bristol Ways2Work is helping young people into work with Kickstart Bristol! Kickstart is a government initiative to provide paid work experience for young people aged 16-24 to help them develop work skills. The placements are funded by the government so employers’ costs are covered and we can provide employability support. Once work placements have been set up, young people will be able to apply through their DWP work coach. If you think your organisation could host a 6-month work experience placement see more details here: https://ways2work.org.uk/kickstart-bristol/ or email kickstart@bristol.gov.uk. One Front Door
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September at Ways2Work

Ways2Work News Welcome to a new academic year. We have reached 2020/2021, which feels like a milestone! We expect there to be a large increase in the number of courses available in Bristol and the West of England over the next week or so both online and in Covid-secure classes or one to one settings. Please keep an eye on the daily emails we send out or the website and calendar so you can support clients into the best provision. We’d love to make sure our Ways2Work directory is up to date and covers your organisation. Take a look and let us know if your organisation or an organisation you know of that provides employment support could be included. I’ve attached a form for this. Next Virtual Jobs Fair The second virtual jobs fair will be held on 8 September
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Last minute reminder – W2W network meeting this week

It’s your last chance to register for tomorrow’s Ways2Work network meeting. It’ll be at 10am to 12 noon on Google Meet. For full details, register your place on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/august-ways2work-employment-support-staff-network-meeting-tickets-109976101480
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Virtual Jobs Fair on 8th September

The next Virtual Jobs Fair is on 8th September,11.00 -12.30 . We are running this jointly between DWP, National Careers Service and all four Local Authorities in the West of England which reflects the travel to work area we live and work in.  It will be held again on Twitter and Facebook and we are encouraging employers to make themselves available during the time so that they can answer questions by DM (which is as near as we can get to a face to face Jobs Fair at the moment). If people are not yet used to Twitter and Facebook, there is still time to practice and plenty of resources online and from National Careers Service etc.  You don’t need a Twitter account to follow the jobs fair on Twitter, for Facebook, it helps if you do have an account. The organiser
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August Ways2Work network meeting

Reminder that the next Ways2Work network meeting will be on 26th August, 10am-12 noon. Please Book on Eventbrite to get access to all the links including to the pre-meeting questionnaire on Opening Safely. I’ve attached a draft agenda so you can see what wonders to expect!
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Summer at Ways2Work – Our August Update

Here at Ways2Work we’ve had a busy few months and we’re going to make up for that by having a less busy couple of months. Everyone is going to have some well-earned R&R. Most things should carry on as normal, if they don’t, please enjoy the respite you get from that and we’ll get back on track as soon as we can. You can catch up with what’s going on in a few places: ·   Ways2Work website news ·    Ways2Work website calendar ·     Ways2Work Twitter ·    Ways2Work Facebook ·   Ways2Work Google File storage (for course flyers and the like) If you’d like your information to be in any of these places, please email it to ways2work@bristol.gov.uk so we can email it to the network and then add details to any or all of the above. Recap of network meeting We had our
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Ways2Work Network meeting news

Thanks to everyone who came to the July Ways2Work network meeting. If you didn’t manage to come I’ve attached a summary of the Plan for Jobs announced by the Chancellor in his speech on 8th July. It has information on planned employment and economy schemes rolling out from August. Also in August… (seamless link)… is the August Ways2Work Network meeting! Wednesday 26th August, 10-12. Yes, it’s mid-summer holidays. If you want to keep an eye on when the network meetings are, you can check out the calendar on the Ways2Work website or check out our Eventbrite Organizer page.
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Ways2Work Network meeting this Wednesday

If you haven’t booked your place at this week’s Ways2Work network meeting, you can register your place now on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/july-ways2work-employment-support-staff-network-meeting-tickets-108703232294
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