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If you’re keen to get back into the workplace and you’d like to improve your chances then Community Learning has a range of courses that could help you find the job you’re looking for.

Community Learning is an established learning hub, based on Freeman Street Market, that offers a range of programmes to help learners find their way back into the workplace. The service is friendly and adaptable and their aim is to meet the needs of individual learners, helping them break through barriers, overcoming their insecurities about entering the job market and understanding what is required to gain employment suited to them.

There are lots of courses available, all tailored to suit the particular needs of individual learners with options including Over 45 And Entering The Job Market Again, Overcoming Your Fear Of The Computer and Returning To Work After Children. There’s also a range of full and part-time courses including English, Maths, Art and ICT, employability skills and confidence building.
They’re always enrolling, so you don’t need to wait before signing up and they’ll work with you to decide what your education and employment goals are and then give you the skills and resources to get you there. In addition to free courses the service offers funded childcare and extra help to those who need one-on-one guidance.

If Community Learning sounds just right for you then check out what’s on offer by visiting the skills hub at the back of Freeman Street Market. You can also get in touch by phone on 01472 323540 or email to cls@nelincs.gov.uk. And they’re on Facebook and Twitter.

New green vehicles show the way forward for the NELC fleet

NE Lincs Council have reaffirmed their commitment to being a low carbon county and taken steps to keep council taxes down by taking delivery of eleven new Nissan eNV200 electric vehicles. We went down to Peoples Park to see them and find out what makes them special.

The vehicles, which cost around £17,000 each following the receipt of government grants, will be used by the NELC Security, Neighbourhood Services and Vulnerable Children departments and are so quiet they’ve had to be fitted with audible warnings so that pedestrians can hear them coming.

With a range of over one hundred miles on a single charge they’ll help to cut local air pollution while taking advantage of the greening of the national grid to become increasingly environmentally friendly over the course of their lifetimes.

They’re cheap to run too, costing only £300 in fuel to cover 10,000 miles, compared to £1500 for their diesel counterparts and they’re expected to be much cheaper to maintain because there are no moving parts under the bonnet. With bigger payloads and longer projected life spans they should be a big improvement all round on the present fleet.

Councillor David Watson, portfolio holder for environment, said: “These new vehicles are much more cost effective than those that we currently operate, and they fit in with the Council’s vision for a low carbon North East Lincolnshire. The Council will put these vehicles to the test, ensuring that they can fulfil the requirements of our day-to-day operations, before potentially looking at the eNV200 as a replacement for the rest of the aging diesel fleet.”

The vehicles will be out and about soon so keep your eyes (and ears) open for them and it is hoped that they will make a big contribution towards achieving the goals the Council has set itself with its RenewNEL programme to make NE Lincs a national centre for energy efficiency and renewables.