VSI Alliance news : Local business offering voluntary help this summer

VSI Alliance wish to share that a local business has approached them and are interested in offering some time over the summer to support  a local charity or not for profit group.

The company wishes to help with any aspect of manual work needed, from gardening to decorating or another project if you have one in mind, ideally over the weekends in the summer.

They could prefer to donate this time to an organisation based or operating in Sowerby Bridge or the Upper Valley area.

If you would like to know more, please email Charlie at charlie.johnston@vsialliance.org.uk

The construction industry needs you!

nhxskillsctreThe North Halifax Skills Centre is hosting an open evening on Wednesday 25 March between 4.30pm to 8pm at Unit 9, Calderdale Business Park for all students considering a career in the construction industry.

There is no need to book – just turn up and have a go at different construction skills; Brickwork, Joinery, Plastering and Painting & Decorating and take a tour of the Centre and find out about the facilities and resources.

For more information please call NHSC on 01422 346 267 or contact the College on Facebook or Twitter.

DIY and Home Improvement Skills course

If you are looking to improve your DIY skills or gain those all important basic home renovation and maintenance skills then this course is for you. Available now, this course is designed for anyone who would like to tackle those small tasks around the home.

Plastering & tiling; painting and decorating; bricklaying & joinery

Practical activities; hanging a door; plastering a wall; building a wall; hanging wallpaper; painting and paint techniques; putting up a shelf; tiling plus the use of basic hand and power tools.

  • Attendance: Part-time (evening)
  • Hours per week: 3 hours per week
  • Days: Wednesday
  • Start Time: 6.00 pm
  • End Time: 9.00 pm
  • Duration: 10 Weeks
  • Course Fees: £95

For further information or to apply contact Andy on 01422 346267 – 07780991328 or by email to andrewj@calderdale.ac.uk

Entry level Multi Skills in Construction

calderdale_college_block_logo_strap[1]The ideal introduction to the construction industry covering essential skills in the following construction trades: bricklaying, joinery, plastering and painting & decorating

This course is suitable for 14-19 and 19 + year olds wanting an introduction to construction trades to gain skills and decide which trade is the right one to pursue a career in.

A mix of practical construction sessions and theory based classroom activities plus maths and English.

  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Start Date: 20 January 2015
  • Hours per week: 16 hours per week
  • Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Start Time: 9.00 am
  • End Time: 4.20 pm
  • Duration: 18 Weeks
  • Course Fees: FREE for Students aged 16-18.

For more information and to apply visit www.calderdale.ac.uk/courses/view/entry-level-multi-skills-in-construction