YMCA Central Herts

YMCA Central Herts Community Computer suite

The project is open to the whole community and particularly benefits those wanting to improve & update their IT skills, job search skills and learn how to use the Internet and digital and social media.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1065875)

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Location

Situation

The area has one of the highest number of young people aged 16-24 who are NEET in Hertfordshire (Connexions February 2011); one of the lowest percentage in the county of pupils achieving 5+ A*-C at GCSE or equivalent & is more than 5% below the national average (Department for Education 2011).There is a need for a community learning centre that offers free courses & training to local people, particularly as the town doesn’t have a LearnDirect centre or Jobcentre Plus.

Solution

It’s near to the town centre & our facilities & most courses are offered free of charge & provide a relaxed & informal learning environment. We deliver training to increase beneficiaries IT skills, knowledge & communication skills such as email/Internet. We also deliver Beginner, Refresher & Intermediate Workshops, Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher etc or an accredited course – City & Guilds Functional Skills Maths, English & ICT or CLAIT (partnership with YMCA Training & Oaklands College).