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“IT’S ABOUT BUILDING CONFIDENCE”: Karbon Homes have unveiled a new skills hub in Durham

 

Karbon Homes have unveiled a new skills hub to help people in and around Stanley in Durham get back into employment. 

Figures from late March suggest that around 33,000 people across the North East are still on furlough, with 84,000 unemployed. Being out of work for extended periods of time, regardless of the reason, can make a serious dent in our self confidence, especially in terms of interpersonal and technical skills. But there are things you can do to help you on your way back to work, and places you can go to get help and advice from the right people.

Meet Suzanne, from Karbon Homes. She and her team have just opened a state of the art skills hub for people living in and around Stanley in Durham. The aim is to prepare as many people as possible for their return to work, wether they've been furloughed or unemployed, helping to broaden their horizons and presenting them with new opportunities.
The digital divide was also something Suzanne and the team wanted to address, with 53% of people in the North East having either very limited internet access or no access at all. This digital exclusion means people could be missing out on opportunities as many employers require you to apply online and have some level of IT skills.


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