Tag Archives: training

Funding awarded – July 2014

This month saw the launch of a new fund – Entertainment events grants – which is for groups (or individuals) who wish to put on an event and require assistance to get an act or equipment to the island. The Bisgeos Run/Walk 2014 received £630 towards travel and accommodation costs for the band and the Island […]

Training Grants Awarded January 2014 to June 2014

SVQ2 Health and Social Care (£400 each) – Margaret Rendall and Frances Nicolson. There was also one more but this was withdrawn. REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene: Westray Processors Ltd were awarded £151.25 for 11 participants and Pierowall Hotel were awarded £82.50 for 6 participants. Scottish Certificate for Personal License Holder Refresher – Pierowall hotel were […]

Getting online – free classes

The first two Ipad classes are well under way with great enthusiasm, so watch out for some bigger than usual requests for Christmas presents this year, or unexpected new Skype callers! Classes will continue in 2014, with at least one new group starting.   These can cover a wide range of needs: –          People completely new […]

I-Pad Classes

The first two I-pad classes have happened with the tutors blown away by the enthusiasm from all the learners.  They were really brilliant sessions with everyone getting stuck right into tapping, touching and swiping, and  looking forward to next week.   It was really inspiring to see older folk getting to grips with this new technology, especially […]

Grant awards for October 2013

Two training grants were awarded this month: Yvonne Rorie and Cindy Paterson both received 50% of the balance of the course fees (after ILA has been taken off) for SVQ in Health and Care. The Community Association was awarded £291 for replacement of the lighting desk for the community hall. The Westray NFU have received […]

Learning Centre – getting online

Janette Mackie from the Citizensonline  Get I T Together programme has been out to Westray again, and had some really great sessions with older members of the community.   Watch out for request for I-pads as Christmas presents this year – there will be an I-pad beginners course starting at the back end of October, as […]