The UNISON Environment Agency North West branch is embarking on a big programme of learning encompassing everything from Employability Skills to DIY and languages. They have already completed some of the courses and are currently completing Mental Health in the Workplace courses at 3 locations. This will be a rolling programme delivered over several months and based on what members have asked for. The branch will run the courses with other members of the service group and Unison to get the most from each session.
From here they will begin some workshops on negotiation skills, then some work around languages, stopping off at genealogy and car maintenance. Anne-Marie Quibell at the branch who collected interest for the courses and worked with Steve Swift, regional Learning Organiser to put the courses into action, said;
“It’s fantastic to work with UNISON who are offering such great learning opportunities to members as well as the opportunity to tailor courses to our branch. We’ve certainly taken advantage of the courses on offer and hope to do a lot more in the future. The response has been overwhelming and members are really enjoying learning and developing, it’s a real recruitment and retention tool too.”
Steve Swift added;
“Learning is available to all members; it’s just up to branches to access it. That’s what I’m here to do and it’s great to see a branch taking full advantage of that.”
We expect the branch to do lots more learning in the future – watch this space!