South Dorset MP Goes To Job Club
12:04am 19th January 2014
South Dorset's MP has visited a jobs club.
Richard Drax wasn't after some career tips for himself - but was there to see how Weymouth College run the scheme.
The Job Club provides unemployed people across Weymouth and Portland with advice and support to help them get back to work as quickly as possible.
Attendees can use the college's IT facilities to help them look for work, while getting help with CV writing and interview tips.
Weymouth College provides these services free-of-charge to Job Club attendees. In addition, Job Club staff can assess attendees’ suitability for and refer them to relevant courses and qualifications offered by the College that may assist in improving their employability.
During his visit, Mr Drax met with some of the job-seekers attending the Club this week and was given a tour of the facilities by Weymouth College Principal Liz Myles and Preparation for Work Coordinator, Julie Ellis, who oversees the Job Club’s operation.
About the Job Club, Mr Drax said: “I am very impressed with the College’s Job Club, which judging by the number of attendees is very much needed. I congratulate Weymouth College and the staff here for doing all they can to help those who want to work. Equally, I must congratulate those who attend because they want to work, which must be the way forward.”