Marches LEP Director Gill Hamer has officially opened a new resource centre for the community launched by Herefordshire Housing Group.

The group has transformed a once under-used community area in Hereford into The Learning Box @Brierley Court – a centre dedicated to offering the community access to digital resources and training to help them take the next steps in their employment journey.

At the Learning Box, individuals can develop their own career paths, access the latest digital equipment and have the opportunity to take part in personal and social development activities.

The centre will be open to the group’s customers and the public alike through drop-in sessions so that they can access the facilities when it suits them.

Gill, who was joined by Herefordshire Housing’s Chief Executive Peter Brown at the opening event, said: “This centre is a fantastic example of a housing provider working with the community to identify skills gaps and come up with an innovative way to address those issues. It is projects like The Learning Box which will help our region combat unemployment, and help provide people with the right skills to find work or progress their careers.”

Posted in Marches News, News on 22nd May 2015

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