£10,000 grant to help Thurnscoe jobseekers

MP John Healey cuts the ribbon with volunteers from Thurnscoe Library at the opening of the new computer suite at Thurnscoe Library. Picture: Andrew Roe
MP John Healey cuts the ribbon with volunteers from Thurnscoe Library at the opening of the new computer suite at Thurnscoe Library. Picture: Andrew Roe

Dearne IT learners will benefit from new equipment and software following the relaunch of a community incentive.

The Dearne Electronic Community Village, based at Thurnscoe Library, has benefited from a £10,000 cash injection, administered by the GMB trade union.

The scheme provides free IT courses along with help with maths, English and job-searching and applications.

Dearne MP John Healey cut the ribbon at a ceremony also attended by GMB regional secretary Tim Roache.

Mr Healey said: “Tutors and volunteers have worked tirelessly for 12 years to provide people with a place they can go to learn new skills.”