This year, 2019 sees the 10th anniversary of the start of the Collective Learning Partnership. The partnership has grown from an initial idea into a strong and vibrant community across Scotland with dedicated and committed tutors supporting the needs of learners on a daily basis. The 10 year anniversary meeting takes place at the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 20th March at 13.00hrs.
Throughout the 10 year period the partners have worked tirelessly to provide fantastic
opportunities year on year that supports workers on their learning journey.
As a collective group the CLP has been able to facilitate and deliver over 5000 courses
in dozens of workplaces all over Scotland. We continue to respond to the demands of
the workforce, trade unions and employers by developing the delivery and content of
the courses. This is evident in the successful courses that have run in several employers
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We have added more courses to our interactive map. We now have Spanish, Minute Taking and computer courses at various venue across Scotland.
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New Courses have been added to our interactive map.
Spanish Stage 1 courses at Knorr Bremse in Glasgow, Yoker Rail Depot in Yoker and Atrium Court in Glasgow.
Recent participants from the Spanish course held at Glasgow Life in Glasgow decided to put what they had learned during their course to good use by visiting a local Spanish Tapas bar accompanied by their tutor Jose Rodriquez, they all had a great night using their new found skills wherever possible.
Some of the feedback
Which means I really enjoyed my food and the wine
Sometimes courses have additional hidden benefits !
A huge congratulations to the Aberdeen area who recently took part in their first course. This was the first course CWU Scotland No. 1 Branch have ran in the area and the demand and feedback was so good we extended the course to include digital cameras.
The course was really well received by all the participants and their enthusiasm was infectious. They are already asking about follow on courses – Alan Richardson (Course Tutor)
Digital Photography was funded through Scottish Union Learning and was supported by the Fire Brigade Union as well. Hopefully this will be the first of many for Aberdeen!
Peel Ports Hunterston
Redundancy is never a situation that you wish to be in and the help and assistance we received through the CLP was invaluable to our members. Many of those had worked within Peel Ports for many years and it had been some time since they last had to write a CV let alone go through an interview.
The CV writing and interview courses delivered at Peel Ports were organised by Unite and delivered by the Trade Union Centre, City of Glasgow College due to redundancy situation within the workplace.
The course content included; CV building to suit individual requirements, covering letter, saving and uploading a CV and interview techniques.
The content of the courses was decided after initial discussions with the learners, the tutor assessed individual and collective needs.
Daunting as it was for them 2 cohorts attended a CV and Interview skills workshop with June (McLean) which gave them the confidence and tools to be successful in getting their skills outlined and taking the dread out of the interviewing process. They may not all be employed as yet; however a couple of them have managed to secure employment. For those who are still looking they do so with renewed self-assurance and a few pointers up their sleeves.
The feedback from the courses were very positive, some comments in the end of course evaluations included the following;
More confidence, good information given
It will help me with application for jobs
The new skills will help me keep my CV up to date
Today members of the Collective Learning Partnership representing trade unions, employers, educational establishments and new members gathered in the Scottish Parliament. Chaired by Kevin Lindsay of ASLEF, High on the agenda is tackling the digital divide skills gap across workplaces in the face of new technology, also being debated are workplace pensions and how they relate to state pension in terms of member benefits, and finally our comprehensive modern languages program which is being delivered across Scotland.
Today also sees the addition of a new member in the form of the RMT. Finally the Collective Learning Partnership website will be launched at today’s meeting. Any feedback and comments will be very welcome.