UCATT joins forces with Hucknall Town FC to create new learning opportunities
UCATT has recently signed a new learning agreement with Hucknall Town Football Club. Together they will be running a series of programs and events targeted at local people from school leavers through to senior citizens, aimed at improving individuals’ skills within the workplace and the community.
The plan is to run events including CV writing and interview technique workshops, training courses and job fairs as well as basic IT lessons for older members of the community. These will be delivered by the TUC’s education and skills arm unionlearn in partnership with UCATT.
“This is an exciting partnership between the union and the club. Our aim is to increase the chances, of local unemployed people securing full time, sustainable employment,” said UCATT Youth & Apprentice Organiser Keir Morrison, who is also a Labour councillor in Ashfield. “We also want to run a variety of taster courses to enhance accessible learning opportunities for the community.”
Caption: Councillor Ian Morrison, Councillor John Wilkinson, Chief Executive of Hucknall Town FC Liz Morley, UCATT Executive Council Chair Neil Vernon and UCATT National Youth & Apprentices Organiser Keir Morrison
UCATT Regional Organiser abseils to raise money for Ryan Lee Trust
UCATT Midlands Regional Organiser Shaun Lee will be abseiling from the Jury’s Inn in Derby in September to raise money for the Ryan Lee Trust. The charity provides support to children and teenagers diagnosed with brain tumours and other cancers and helps to meet the needs of their families. Shaun and his wife Deb set up the charity after their son Ryan was diagnosed with an in-operable brain tumour in August 2009 and died in May 2010.
UCATT members at Apollo (part of Keepmoat) at Holmewood, near Chesterfield recently raised £450 for the Trust.
Caption: Shaun and Deb Lee (right) receive cheque from representatives of the Apollo (Keepmoat) workforce.
For more information about the abseiling event and details of how to make a donation to the Trust go to: https://www.justgiving.com/Shaun-Lee2/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=fundraisingpage&utm_content=Shaun-Lee2&utm_campaign=pfp-share
Smethwick Super Hospital Project gets the go-ahead
The government has approved a £353 million new acute hospital in Smethwick. Construction of the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital is due to begin in 2016 and be completed by 2018-19.
Date for your diary
A UCATT weekend school for young workers and apprentices will take place on 16 and 17 August at the Hallmark Hotel in Derby. The Region is encouraging young UCATT members to attend what promises to be a lively and engaging event. For more information contact UCATT Youth and Apprentice Organiser Keir Morrison on 07894 414611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.