Above: James Currie

The weekly Job Club at Southport Library is celebrating its first known ‘employment’ success!

James Currie, who lives in the town, was a regular user of the club which helps people try and find work and has recently found employment as a civil servant.

James is visually impaired and also helped volunteer at Southport Library, helping others improve their IT skills.

He supported the ‘Learn my Way’ one to one IT skills sessions and the Job Club assisting job seekers to improve their IT skills.

The popular Job Club has been running at Southport library throughout 2014 and was established with the help and support from the Prison Officers Association (POA).

They provided 8 laptops for the group via their community learning project – POA Learning – which is part of a national incentive known as Unionlearn which is funded by the Union Learning Fund (ULF).

James said: “The Job club at Southport Library is very useful, engaging and offers great support for anyone seeking employment.

“Everyone at the club was very welcoming and helpful and the POA laptops have proved a great asset to jobseekers in the Southport area.”

Libraries in Sefton have job clubs at both Southport and Netherton. The club meets in The Atkinson every Wednesday from 2-4pm and at Netherton Library every Wednesday from 1-3pm.

Basic IT sessions via the ‘Learn my Way’ website are offered at all Sefton libraries and please contact your local library for details.

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