Free computer training now at Town Hall Library

Westonworks volunteers are now offering free, 1-2-1 computer training at the new Town hall Library in Weston super Mare.

The sessions are aimed at people who have not used a computer before or may have tried and got stuck!Ai?? If this is you, drop in for a chat on how we can help. We can cover everything from switching the computer on to shopping and banking online, plus most things in between!

The sessions are held on Thursday afternoons between 1:30 and 4:30, one hour sessions. Typically you would come along for an hour each week for 6 weeks or until you feel confident on the computer.

To book in ask the library staff, sessions are on Thursday and start at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30

westonworks computer training at town hall
Computer training available at the Town Hall

Westonworks is now running a drop in Work Club every Thursday

westonworksWestonworks is now running a drop in Work Club every Thursday between 10am and 12 noon. Itai??i??s is going really well, with have advisers and volunteers on hand to help with CVs, job searching online and finding job information.

Stephen, who has been volunteering for a couple of years at westonworks, and Desislava (Daisy) who has just started volunteering can help you set up an e-mail account, download files from the Internet and Job Search. Back to work and Careers Advisers are also on hand to help.

Daisy said ai???We can help people filling in forms and guide them on how to apply for jobs online, which they find really useful as not everyone has computer skillsai???.

Stephen added ai???Thatai??i??s also why we also run a computer course aimed at people who want to use a computer and gain confidence to apply for jobsai???

We also offer a variety of other courses that can help you get to where you want to be, including a confidence building course which is a great opportunity to meet others and gain self belief.

There are 3 computers to use for job search and practicing for the CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) Health and Safety test, and when you feel confident to take the real test online.

Work club members also support each other helping each other with job hunting, by sharing details of the jobs they have spotted.

Building Work Now Completed

Westonworks is open again following our building works and now part of the new Information Station. The information station is the coming together of westonworks, Alliance Homes (previously known as NSHousing) and North Somerset Credit Union. You can find out more about the new service here:

Volunteer of the Year!

Stephen at volunteer of the year awards
Stephen at volunteer of the year awards

On Thursday 2 June, Stephen Schofield, one of westonworks’ volunteers received a Volunteer of the Year Certificate after being nominated for the award.Ai?? Stephen has been with westonworks for over a year, running the reception desk one day a week and not missed a week since he started with us; he is a real credit to westonworks and the community – well done Stephen.

The nomination was a tough decision, as westonworks has a number of volunteers, all who significantly help with running the services, without them we’d be lost, so I also want to say a BIG THANK YOU, to Sam Leasmith, Yang Yang, Howard Chambers and Kerry Thompson – Adrian Stone, westonworks Manager.

Construction and Skills Certification Scheme

Westonworks now has Construction and Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) practice software.Ai?? So if you need to update your CSCS card and want to practice the Health and Safety questions you are welcome to come inAi??and use one of our computers to see how you get on. This service is available free of charge.