It's Your Community
It’s Your Community strengthens ties between different members of the community, learners and professional bodies, by teaching new skills, offering inspirational mentoring, encouraging community enterprises and supporting positive family and community interaction.
Our Sew Talented programme teaches textile skills to adult learners, enabling them to produce and sell products to gain valuable work experience. Whilst on the programme, participants also have the opportunity to learn English, improve their IT skills and take part in CV writing and job hunting workshops.
Sew Talented has been running for over 10 years and recognises the skills and abilities of local community members, particularly in the production of ethnically diverse textile products of commercial quality. We encourage local adults to share and develop these skills for the benefit of the whole community. Our programme therefore rewards enterprise, not only with centre certification, but also with real and valuable communication and workplace skills.
Many of our learners find the experience so rewarding that they go on to actively seek employment for the first time and even to further or higher education.
It's Your Life has helped adults in the community to gain and develop skills they need in all aspects of their lives. Our previous courses have covered English and Maths leading to qualifications, Healthy Lifestyles, Keep Fit classes and a parenting programme 'Engaging Dads'.
We are currently seeking funding to begin a new round of adult learning courses for the local community at our premises The Glasshouse.