The Centre for the Aston Family will be holding a Careers Day on February 28th from 10am to 3pm. This is in partnership with the National Careers Service and is open to all age groups. See the poster below for more info:
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On Saturday 26th October, the Linx Event will be taking place at the The Lighthouse, Alma Way, Newtown. It has been organised by Aston Neighbourhood Police Team to showcase to all young people and parents in Aston, Newtown, Lozells and surrounding areas what opportunities there are for them during the October half term week and beyond.
Come along from 11 am till 4 pm for free activities, check out the stalls and have some cake or a drink. The Birmingham Settlement Children’s Centre will also have a stall there so pop by to have a chat and see what services we have to offer you!
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We are looking for volunteers to get involved in our work as UK Online centre. UK online is a new campaign to bridge the ever widening digital gap that prevents some members of our community from reaping the full potential of the internet from sopping safely online, learning about health to reconnecting with loved ones. This is a very flexible project and we want our volunteers to feel free to contribute their own ideas and approaches.
The main role for our volunteers is to train others in some basic IT skills right through to more challenging aspects such as email and navigating government websites for job searches. Some volunteers may want to teach a whole class, others may want to provide 1:1 support. You may not be interested in training at all and want to be a part of the project in a way we haven’t thought of yet and might not do until you get in touch. Part of the project is about building an awareness in the community that free IT training is available and could improve their lives and could pioneer our aim of generating an online community conversation. We need your help to get Birmingham online accessing the services they have a right to.
Are you worried you haven’t got enough computer know how to take part? You could be trained and become a trainer yourself and your progress would serve to inspire others.
UK Online offer basic training….
- How to use a keyboard and mouse
- How to search and explore the internet
- How to keep in touch with email
- How to stay safe online
- The basics of using online public services
As well as more training on….
- How to complete online forms
- How to find and apply for jobs online
- Shopping online
- Using Facebook and socialising online
- Understanding public services online
- Making the most of your money, and budgeting
- Online banking
The next Aston Ward Committee for local residents will take place on Tuesday 18th June 2013 at 6.30pm at the Newtown Community Centre, Newbury Road, B19 2SW. This is your chance to meet your local Councillors and hear reports on City Council Services and local issues. You will also be able to raise items on the local area that are important to you. For more information take a look at the document below.
Aston Ward Committee 18 June 2013