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A learning shop for thurrock

  1. 1. A Learning Shop For Thurrock Thurrock Learning Partnership – 23 January 2007 Debbie Brisco – Manager, Learning Shop Barking Gail May, Head of Education and Community Partnerships Ray Wilkinson, Development Director
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Headlines & Strategic Context </li></ul><ul><li>Grays Learning Shop Proposal </li></ul><ul><li>Barking Shop – background </li></ul><ul><li>Barking Shop – usage </li></ul><ul><li>Partners </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Headline <ul><ul><li>Contribute to improving participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build demand for the Grays campus development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional momentum for the campus development </li></ul></ul>Aim: To Open a Learning Shop in Grays
  4. 6. Grays Shop - Proposal <ul><li>A Learning Shop not a prospectus Shop </li></ul><ul><li>Central Grays Location </li></ul><ul><li>Launch – Adult Learners Week 07 </li></ul>
  5. 7. Grays Shop – The Offer #1 <ul><li>Information advice & guidance </li></ul><ul><li>CV Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>UCAS applications, personal statement preparation etc </li></ul><ul><li>‘ New Beginnings’ </li></ul><ul><li>Taster courses </li></ul>
  6. 8. Grays Shop – The Offer #2 <ul><li>Specialist adviser drop in sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Information on student finance, childcare </li></ul><ul><li>Special events </li></ul><ul><li>Not a ‘UEL shop’ - a strong partnership </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>Confidential advice and guidance rooms </li></ul><ul><li>PCs for job search, CVs & personal statement preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Reception area -, leaflets and seating area </li></ul><ul><li>Small Training Area </li></ul>Grays Shop – The Facilities
  8. 10. Barking Shop – The Background <ul><li>Location: Vicarage Fields Shopping Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Not just educational advice </li></ul><ul><li>Strong Partnership, inc: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LB B&D - fund job brokerage agency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Barking College –contribute staffing </li></ul></ul>
  9. 11. Barking Shop – Usage 05/06 <ul><li>12,000 drop-ins </li></ul><ul><li>600 phone calls </li></ul><ul><li>654 guidance interviews </li></ul><ul><ul><li>36% referred to New Beginings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>26% to HE Programmes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>26% to FE Provision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>12% to access courses </li></ul></ul>
  10. 12. Partners <ul><li>To contribute to the project…. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Join steering group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contribute to running costs and/or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contribute staffing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network of referral partners & agencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publicise the shop </li></ul></ul>
  11. 13. Any Questions?
  12. 14. <ul><li>End </li></ul><ul><li>Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Statistical Data – slides 4 & 5: The Knowledge Platform [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Photographs slides 9,10, 11 – UEL, all others sourced from http:// www.flickr.com/groups/thurrock </li></ul>

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