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- 05 April, 2013In April CPO Media are starting a handful of courses reaching out to numerous areas and subjects to help people broaden their skills. With the skills people will learn from the courses it will allow people to add things to their CV, improve in areas of their skills or even give them a better understanding of the subject they’re not too sure about. The courses are free to attend and cover a wide mass of areas therefore there should be suitable to everyone. For more information considering the courses email email@example.com Understanding and Exploring Entrepreneurship Start date: 15/04/13 Every Monday, 2:30pm – 4:30pm End date: 17/06/13 Developing Skills for Employability Start date: 16/04/13 Every Tuesday, 2:30pm – 4:30pm End date: 27/08/13 Media Literacy Start date: 17/04/13 Every Wednesday, 2:30pm – 4:30pm End date: 28/08/13 Community Development Start date: 18/04/13 Every Thursday 12:30pm – 4:30pm End date: 29/08/13 Functional Skills English Start date: 19/04/13 Every Friday, 10am – 12pm End date: 30/08/13 Functional Skills Maths Start date: 17/04/13 Every Wednesday, 2:30pm – 4:30pm End date: 28/08/13
- 26 March, 2013CPO Media, through the Heritage Lottery Fund has produced two new books about the history of Grimsby’s fishing industry. The Women They Left Behind (2009) talks about the lives of the women that were left behind while the fishermen were out to sea. This book deals with a range of relationships with the men. The wives, mothers, sisters and daughters who had the terrible task of waiting for their loved ones to come back home. While researching for The Women They Left Behind many of the interviewee’s male family members who were in the fishing industry wanted to give their side of the story. So in 2011 through funding again through the Heritage Lottery Fund CPO Media were able to make this a possibility. The finished result was a book entitled: Distant Water. As mentioned above Distant Water gives the chance for the Fisherman to tell their side of the story. Some of the topics included are the conditions, lost of life, history of the town and what it felt like to be fishermen. To get your copy of The Women They Left Behind & Distant Water you can purchase your copy for £5 at The Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre, The Grimsby Telegraph, Waterstones and WHSmith in Freshney Place. You can also Purchase a copy at CPO Media, 80 Cleethorpe Road, Grimsby or alternatively online at Amazon.
- 11 March, 2013Distant Water In April 2010, CPO Media was awarded funding by the Heritage Lottery Fund to ensure the stories of Grimsby’s Fishermen do not slip though the net. The year-long Distant Water project saw writer Nick Triplow working with writer and designer Tina Bramhill, graduate historian Sophie James and CPO Media volunteers to collect stories from fishermen. These stories along with historical research are currently being compiled to produce a book, online educational materials, create an oral archive and present a free-to-view exhibition at the Fishing Heritage Centre which will be launched early May 2011. Project Co-ordinator, Tina Bramhill, said: “Theneed for the Distant Water project became clear during CPO’s last Heritage project The Women They Left Behind. Fishermen felt strongly that the true story of life at sea had yet to be told. This project will finally give them a chance to voice their experiences.” The Distant Water project has engaged with pupils from Oasis Academy Wintringham in order to explore the real-life picture of a Grimsby Fisherman. Principle of Oasis Academy Wintringham, Jane Bowman, said: “I believe the project will bring together generations in a constructive way. The end product will benefit many people in future years.” Oasis Academy Wintringham students interviewed several fishermen and used creative writing to explore the difficult conditions that fishermen had to endure. Their journals will be on display at the exhibition later this year along with items donated and loaned by interviewees and research from the project. The Distant Water book is available locally from Grimsby’s Fishing Heritage Centre, The Grimsby Telegraph, Waterstones and WHSmith in Freshney Place Grimsby, Our Lady Bookshop in Hessle and Lincolnshire Heritage in Lincoln or online at Amazon. Alternatively, you can pop into CPO Media or send a cheque for £5 made out to CPO Media For more information, please contact: Maureen Favill CPO Media 80 Cleethorpe Road Grimsby North East Lincolnshire DN31 3EH Tel: 01472 372276 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 07 March, 2013We have some great courses starting throughout April, all based at the CPO Media Centre. These accredited courses are free to attend, and allow you to gain new skills and knowledge to suit your own interests and needs. Course titles and dates: Understanding and Exploring Entrepreneurship Start date: 15/04/13 Every Monday, 2:30pm – 4:30pm End date: 17/06/13 Developing Skills for Employability Start date: 16/04/13 Every Tuesday, 2:30pm – 4:30pm End date: 27/08/13 Media Literacy Start date: 17/04/13 Every Wednesday, 2:30pm – 4:30pm End date: 28/08/13 Community Development Start date: 18/04/13 Every Thursday 12:30pm – 4:30pm End date: 29/08/13 Functional Skills English Start date: 19/04/13 Every Friday, 10am – 12pm End date: 30/08/13 Functional Skills Maths Start date: 16/04/13 Every Tuesday, 10am – 12pm End date: 27/08/13 For more information about these courses, please contact us on: email@example.com
- 08 January, 2013CPO Media has kicked off the new year with a new look for our website. You’ll be able to meet all of our staff, find out more about our services and projects, be kept updated with out ‘latest news’ section and follow our featured twitter feed. If you’re interested in getting involved with volunteering or want to find out more about any of our services or projects, you can get in touch with us via our ‘contact’ page. Feel free to leave comments below about what you think of our new site!
- 08 January, 2013CPO Media is home to many volunteers helping out with many different things – from working on our own VOXX magazine to aiding others learn computer basics through UK Online. There are several benefits that can be gained from taking up a volunteer role.
Boost job opportunitiesTaking up a volunteer role enables you to: improve your CV, gain valuable references from staff at the organisation and allows job applications to stand out from the rest. Seeing that an applicant is an active volunteer tends to impress employers, showing the persons commitment, determination and interests. According to a survey carried out by TimeBank through Reed Executive, among 200 of the UK’s leading businesses, 73% of employers would recruit a candidate who has volunteering experience over someone who hasn’t.
Gaining experienceIf you know exactly what job you’re after, volunteering in a similar environment is a great way to gain the relevant experience. You can get a feel for the work involved and find out more about all aspects of the job. It could even be a good opportunity to build a portfolio to show future employers what you have been doing previously.
Receiving advice and guidanceIf you are volunteering in an area that you would want to work in, you are in a perfect position to seek advice from people who already do those jobs as a living. A lot of places will give you advice and guidance to set you on the right track for your goals. It’s also a great way to make contacts in that field, which never hurts your prospects.
Gaining and developing skills and knowledgeNo matter what volunteer role you decide to take up, there will be a chance to learn and develop your skills and knowledge. This could be anything from learning how to edit photographs to developing your communication skills. You will also be able to find out more about your own strengths and weaknesses and then be able to work on improving these, as well as building your overall confidence throughout.
Meeting and helping new peopleA prime opportunity to meet a variety of new people, volunteering brings together a diverse range of people from different backgrounds and cultures. This is a great way to develop your interpersonal skills and learn about people from all walks of life. Being able to help and work with these people is a good way to get prepared for interacting with others in a future job role.
These are just a few examples of what you could gain from volunteering. If you’re interested in taking up a volunteering role at CPO Media, get in contact with us and we can give you more information.