Archive for the ‘Education, Training & Employment’ Category

New Course Timetable from Jan to Mar 2020 (新課程時間表)

Wai Yin’s ETE Team have published our exciting new timetable for the new term (Jan to Mar 2020) which, as always, offers a wide range of courses for everyone in the community.  Our classes always aim to give our learners the tools to improve their English and ICT knowledge whilst learning a wide range of valuable skills which will help them to improve their employment prospects, access volunteering opportunities and live independent lives. During this period Wai Yin is offering courses in a variety of locations throughout Manchester and Salford, working with partners old and new, to reach as many learners as possible. Please […]

Women Together Project – ‘Tea and Confidence Workshops’ and our ‘Women’s Art Groups’

As part of our new Women Together Project, starting in January 2020, we have some exciting new free activities for our female learners including our ‘Tea and Confidence Workshops’ and our ‘Women’s Art Groups’. The Tea and Confidence Workshops are learning sessions designed around making new friends, improving language skills, gaining new knowledge and building confidence. The workshops are run by a Wai Yin ESOL tutor and for each session an inspiring women speaker will be invited to give a talk and answer questions. The sessions are built on the premise of, ‘If I can see it, I can be […]

Women Together Project

The Women Together Project is an exciting new Wai Yin Society project starting in January 2020. The project is for BME women who are economically inactive and it aims to build their confidence, skills and work readiness by involving them in activities which boost their sense of wellbeing and self-esteem. The project activities are available at our Welcome Centre, in Cheetham Hill, and our headquarters, in the city centre. Activities include art, gardening, Tai Chi and Yoga, as well as a chance to learn new ITC skills in the video making group, improve fitness in the family walking group and […]

New Course Timetable (新課程時間表)

Wai Yin’s ETE Team have published our exciting new timetable for the new term which, as always, offers a wide range of courses for everyone in the community. Our classes always aim to give our learners the tools to improve their English and ICT knowledge whilst learning a wide range of valuable skills which will help them to improve their employment prospects, access volunteering opportunities and live independent lives. This term we are offering ESOL classes based around employability, health, food safety and budgeting, as well as our hugely popular DIY and furniture upcycling courses. Our well attended ICT courses and drop-ins have […]

New Course Timetable 新課程時間表 April-June 2019

Wai Yin’s ETE Team have published our exciting new timetable for the summer term which, as always, offers a wide range of courses for everyone in the community. Our classes always aim to give our learners the tools to improve their English and ICT knowledge whilst learning a wide range of valuable skills which will help them to improve their employment prospects, access volunteering opportunities and live independent lives. This term we are offering ESOL classes based around sewing, gardening, food safety and budgeting, as well as our hugely popular DIY and furniture upcycling courses. Our well attended ICT courses […]

Wai Yin Courses in Salford

Wai Yin have just finished their first ESOL course in Salford called ESOL for Volunteering and Active Citizenship in partnership with Salford City College’s Community Learning Team. This course was held in Little Hulton where we worked with the Big Local, who gave us a venue for the course, as well as providing support by publicising it amongst their well established Salford partners and liaising with potential students who called into their premises to register. The course concentrated on enabling students to access opportunities to improve their English and employment prospects by learning about the benefits of volunteering. Part of […]

Motiv8: Building Better Opportunities for Greater Manchester

Wai Yin Society is a delivery partner of the Motiv8 programme, providing holistic support to empower and support Motiv8 participants. This includes IT classes, work club support, money and debt advice, ESOL courses and befriending, lunch and leisure classes. Motiv8 transforms people’s lives by helping them overcome the challenges and barriers they face to get back on track. By improving people’s wellbeing, confidence and employability skills, we increase people’s chances of accessing training or finding a job. Motiv8 is being led by Manchester Athena, a partnership of housing providers working together to transform people’s lives. The programme will support nearly […]

Citizenship Preparation Courses 2019

Happy New Year! Wish you all the best for 2019.   Please be informed that new Life in the UK preparation courses will start on Tuesday, 8th January 2019 from 10am to 12noon at Wai Yin Headquarters.  If you have any users who need to apply for citizenship and need to do the preparation for the exam, please feel free to let them know, and apply for a place to study with us.   Please find the poster in both English and Chinese versions attached for your reference:   Life in the UK Poster Jan 2019 Life in the UK English Poster […]

Women’s Vote Centenary Celebration

Come and join us at the Welcome Centre every Tuesday 12:30 -2:30pm during November to learn more about the Centenary of the Women’s Vote, learn about the UK voting system and how you can participate.  Enjoy free refreshments and have a friendly chat about how you can make your vote count.  

Calligraphy Art Classes at the Welcome Centre

Calligraphy Art classes have started on 27th September at the Welcome Centre from 10 am to 12 noon.  If anyone would like to learn the calligraphy skill, please feel free to come to the Wai Yin Welcome Centre, 18-32 Brentfield Avenue, M8 0TW. Please do not hesitate to contact me for further details: Wai Ling Tang, ETE Project Coordinator, Email: [email protected] Tel: 0161 833 0377 (Headquarters) 0161 792 9760 (Welcome Centre) Work Mobile: 07756005002

Revised September to December Course Schedule

Both English and Chinese versions of the revised Sep – Dec 2018 Course Schedule have been uploaded.  Please see web linked attachments below: Sep – Dec 2018 course schedule (Chinese version) revised 1 Sep – Dec 2018 course schedule (Revised 1) All the courses will start in September 2018.  Please do signpost your service users to us if you know of anyone who would like to learn English or ICT skills. If you have any questions, please just ask Ling, tel: 0161 833 0377  

International Extravaganza

We had the opportunity to publicise our services to the community (including Motiv8) recently at an ‘International Extravaganza’ in Bolton, Greater Manchester.  The event was held at at Moorgate Primary School, in Tonge Moor,  to create awareness of local services available to parents; representatives from Bolton CVS, Big Local and others were in attendance. Pictured above are Margarite Hodson (German teacher and ESOL coordinator), with Wai Yin Society’s Ling Tang, and Yen Siang Tan.  Note: Motiv8 supports people aged over 25 across Greater Manchester who need support to get their lives back on track – whether you are experiencing issues with health, […]

Womens’ Vote Centenary

As part of our series of womens’ vote centenary events this year, there will be an “equaliteas” event at the Welcome Centre, Cheetham Hill. This is an open to all event.  There will a drama about the original suffragettes in China, role play demonstration of the current ballot process in Manchester, and a short presentation explaining the UK parliamentary system. Plenty of fun and refreshments. All welcome! Women Vote Centenary Equaliteas Event Poster (Welcome Centre) Please note, there will be another big event coming up in November 2018. Watch this space!

Welcome Centre Open Day

On the 16th of March 2018, Welcome Centre was bustling with excitement as we were hosting an Open Day. This event was funded by the Guinness Partnership.  The Open Day has provided opportunities for over 200 Guinness tenants to learn more about the services offered at Welcome Centre. For many of them, this is the first time they attended an event at a community centre near them. On the day, they were introduced to the various services that we offer and activities that they can participate in such as free English classes, general advice service, cooking classes, furniture upcycling/DIY sessions, […]