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New learning curve for Darlington thanks to education and training courses
Friday September 15th, 2017

An exciting Darlington community hub has announced partnership with the Learning Curve Group, to provide fully funded courses for young people, to help them gain the skills needed for employment.

Specialising in both education and training, The Forum Music Centre, located on Borough Road, will be the first facility in the area to offer courses by the Learning Curve Group.

The collaboration between the two companies will mean, The Forum, can now offer a wide variety of SIA accredited courses, including: SIA License (Security Industry Authority) Customer Services, Health and Social Care, Retail Operations and Business Administration, as well as, specialist courses in in Dementia Care, Mental Health Awareness, Nutrition and Health and Understanding Autism.

This fantastic partnership is just one of the ways that The Forum, ran by Humantics, a Community Interest Company, is seeking to develop its future.

Commenting on this new venture, Allison McKay, managing director of Humantics CIC, said: “It is fantastic to be part of this support pathway for people to gain new skills and experience in a variety of sectors.

“The Forum is in a great location and as a Community Interest Company, this new partnership sits perfectly within our objectives and will enhance our impact within the community.”

For over a decade, the Learning Curve Group has either directly delivered or provided services that support apprenticeships, diplomas, literacy and numeracy qualifications, vocational certificate programmes and short courses, meeting the needs of employers and individuals alike.

Engagement Support Officer, Nusrat Razzaq, from the Learning Curve Group, said: “The Learning Curve Group, deliver various courses for unemployed individuals aged 19 and above. Our aim is to transform lives and we’re looking forward to working with the Forum Music Centre, as a new venue for learning, in Darlington.”

For further information on available courses, please contact The Forum Music Centre, Darlington: learning@theforumonline.co.uk.

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Harvey & Hugo to support vibrant Darlington community hub
Wednesday September 13th, 2017 

A leading PR agency has teamed up with Darlington’s vibrant music centre, The Forum, to become its first community sponsor of the year.

The Forum Music Centre, located on Borough Road, has partnered with Harvey & Hugo, to develop its presence in the local area, with the aim of building relationships and increasing engagement with local businesses throughout the North East.

The community hub, ran by Humantics, provides a place for young people to be inspired and encouraged to engage with music and the arts. As a Community Interest Company, Humantics is asset locked and ‘not for profit’, enabling all the surplus finances to be reinvested into enhancing and further developing the services offered for the local and cultural community.

Housing an impressive 200 capacity performance space, a digital recording studio and further meeting and conference rooms, the centre is the perfect place to hold business seminars or networking opportunities within the community.

Commenting on this budding new venture, Allison McKay, managing director of Humantics CIC, said: “Harvey & Hugo are a young and dynamic PR company, so it is fantastic that they have been the first to agree to support us.

“Our new initiative is to develop mutually beneficial partnerships, between the community and corporate sectors in and around Darlington and the wider area. We are excited at the prospect of Harvey & Hugo’s professional input and we think it will be of huge benefit to the growth of the centre.”

The Forum aims to engage with 12 local businesses, offering discounted packages for corporate function space, event and team building services. They will also be offering packages for gigs and events, for staff or customers of the sponsors, along with a monthly showcase within the Forum for a chosen month.

With an exciting year in the pipeline for both companies, Jessica Inglis, account manager at Harvey & Hugo, said: “We’re incredibly proud to support a company that adds so much value to the wider community.

“The Forum team are so passionate and determined to make a difference in Darlington, and that truly resonates with Harvey and Hugo’s brand values too.”

Adding to this exciting announcement, The Forum Music Centre, has recently announced further collaboration with The Learning Curve Group, to provide fully funded courses for young people, to help them gain the skills needed for employment.

The collaboration between the two companies will mean, The Forum, can now offer a wide variety of SIA accredited courses, including: SIA License (Security Industry Authority) Customer Services, Health and Social Care, Retail Operations and Business Administration, as well as, specialist courses in in Dementia Care, Mental Health Awareness, Nutrition and Health and Understanding Autism.

For further information on available courses, please contact The Forum Music Centre, Darlington: learning@theforumonline.co.uk.

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