CLICK Together, Global Grooves’ popular skills development initiative, is back – this time with two new courses, both held online and completely free for participants.The Mossley-based Carnival arts company has received funding from the European Social Fund to host a programme of creative sessions that will enable unemployed people to develop skills and further their networks.
Course one: Creative Careers Camp, beginning Monday 13 July, 10am
This 12-week course, facilitated over Zoom, is intended for people who have a passion for the arts and would like to know more about career opportunities, either as a practicing artist or behind the scenes.
Each week, participants will be introduced to an artist or a member of staff at a prominent arts organisation to discuss their work.
They will tell participants how they got started, the challenges they encountered along the way, the skills they have developed, and how to get started in the industry.
To read more, please visit: www.globalgrooves.org/whats-on/creative-careers-camp
Course two: Creative Computing, beginning Tuesday 14 July, 10am
As the lockdown has shown, we live in an increasingly digital world. Getting to grips with apps and software, social media, coding and graphics has never been more essential. This 12-week course, also facilitated over Zoom, is designed for people to brush up on their digital skills.
For more information, please visit: www.globalgrooves.org/whats-on/creative-computing-2
Though the courses are designed for Greater Manchester residents that are currently unemployed, Global Grooves has a limited number of places for other individuals that do not fit the criteria, so do get in touch if you’re interested. All participants must register beforehand.
Leon Patel, Global Grooves CEO, said: “We understand that being out of work can be an isolating, demoralising time.
“We want to help people develop their transferable skills with fun, informal sessions on their doorstep. Carnival is all about community and bringing people together, and we want to demonstrate how our Carnival skills can benefit our community.”
For more information, email Sophie via email@example.com or call 0161 870 6895.