Mentoring opportunity with Edinburgh University Settlement Community Learning Centre Edinburgh University Settlement Community Learning Centre is delighted to announce the availability of the Welcome Package for Migrant Workers. Over the past two years we have been working in partnership with organisations in Norway, Denmark, Poland and Lithuania to develop a unique online learning experience for migrant workers thinking about moving to Scotland or who are already living here. The Welcome Package is a free online resource which combines information about life in Scotland with language learning activities, sound bites, video clips and translations. In response to learner research asking for more authentic listening materials, the audio and video clips familiarise learners with the wide range of accents in Scotland today. This exciting and innovative project is now entering its final phase where we will be training volunteer mentors to support migrant workers using the Welcome Package resources. Could you be a mentor? If so you will need to be a good communicator and willing to use your skills to build up a relationship online. Perhaps you have even made the move to Scotland. Working with professionals from The Health Service, Police, Members of Parliament, Scottish Colleges and Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce and migrant workers already living in Scotland, we have put together modules that will be of most benefit to facilitate migrant workers’ adoption and integration into life in Scotland. We have secured the backing of Mr Hugh O’Donnell MSP to host a celebratory event at the Scottish Parliament on the 10th June 2010, and we are also delighted to announce that Scotland has been chosen to host the final conference in Edinburgh on the 23rd September 2010. Our Free mentor training days will take place in Edinburgh on the 26th April and in Inverness on the 6th May. If you are interested in being a mentor, please email email@example.com or telephone 0131 550 6807 and ask for either Joanna Patterson or Terry Ward for further information.
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