The focus of this project
was the development of a community based training facility, through
the provision of a brand new computer training centre and classes.
Its purpose was to encourage individuals to equip themselves for entering
the labour market and in seeking higher levels of education/employment,
or higher status and higher paid employment.
It was an initiative that
was being driven by local people, for local people and supported
by local volunteer effort.
Designed as a drop-in
facility, as well as generating regular attendance, the workshops
and integrated services at Barton Hill have addressed barriers to
exclusion, learning and self-employment issues. Construction related
work and knowledge network issues have also be tackled in helping
individuals to attract work.
Target groups in the
area were the unemployed, minority ethnic groups and the deprived
communities. Participation in the project has helped individuals
access training, advice and offer the opportunity of gaining NVQ's,
City and Guilds, CAD and RSA qualifications in IT, Multimedia and
Internet Technology, to name just a few.
Barton Hill and the surrounding
locale now have facilities to build further the capabilities,
skills and knowledge of its local community, engendering a spirit
of enterprise and self-determination.
This project was succesfully completed on 31st December 2000. It's successes include creating 3 jobs providing guidance and advice and training programmes for 50 beneficaries. 12 beneficaries have also obtained NVQs.
"Building the capacity of individuals"
For more information contact
Dave Hobson, Project Manager:
Tel/Fax: (0117) 9556971
Barton Hill IT Workshop,
Barton Hill Settlement,
43 Ducie Road
Other Projects Being Funded
Bristol URBAN Programme