An open day is to be held to give visitors information about a Melton scheme which has helped more than 50 people gain employment during its first year of operation.
Me and My Learning, which is based at Phoenix House on Nottingham Road, is a partnership of local organisations and agencies which offers practical assistance to individuals such as developing their digital skills and advice on managing their money more effectively.
Its special birthday event, which will include free cupcakes, will be held on Thursday, July 30, from midday to 7pm.
Councillor Malise Graham is lead member for skills, employment and entrepreneurship at Melton Council, which is one of the partners in the scheme.
He said: “Me and My Learning provides a one-stop shop service that is tailored to meet the needs of each individual who engages with the service.
“It has shown during the first year of operation that it’s a winning formula and some of the results have been quite remarkable, with individuals who have been out of work for very long periods of time getting jobs on the back of the support that they have received.
“I would encourage any Melton borough resident who thinks that they could benefit from this service to come along to the open day and find out more about how Me and My Learning might be able to support them.”
During it’s inaugural year, the scheme enabled 53 people to get jobs, 20 got their construction card for work in the building industry, 10 completed a forklift truck course, five took a care course, six secured places at college and one person was helped to get a place at university, starting in September.
This year Me and My Learning assisted 10 people to get work in the town’s new Lidl store by running a pre-employment training programme in conjunction with Loughborough College.
Some of the other services offered include support with one-to-one casework, physical and mental health, drug and alcohol issues, homelessness and housing problems and healthy living.