Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Making a Splash with Stepclever

Oakmere Community College proudly welcomed visitors to the opening of their new state of the art Glaciere Sailing and Diving Centre on Friday 14th August. The new facility includes a large diving tank which was funded by a £50,000 capital investment award from the Stepclever regeneration project.

Neil Francom the Administration Manager for Oakmere Community College said “The capital investment award from Stepclever is allowing us to provide an exceptionally well resourced facility which is unique in Greater Merseyside. At Oakmere we are all about helping the most disadvantaged and vulnerable young people of Merseyside gain the skills they need to move into employment and further learning, and this project really offers our young people a way into activities that were previously completely inaccessible to them.”

Train 2000 have also benefited from Stepclever funding, in order to offer free business support services to the target areas of Anfield, Everton, County, Linacre, Derby and Kirkdale. Enterprise Enabler Jackie McGee and Engagement Worker Laura Taylor who offer outreach support in the Stepclever areas were invited to join the event. Whilst marveling at the new centre they were fortunate enough to grab a few minutes with renowned yachtswoman Dame Ellen MacArthur who was there to open the centre and encourage local young people to take advantage of the new facilities.

For more details on the support available to Stepclever residents through Train, visit
Pictured left to right: Nikki from Positive Futures, Joan from Stepclever travel team, Laura Taylor from Train 2000, Dame Ellen MacArthur, Jackie McGee from Train 2000

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Networking News

Women in business from across Merseyside gathered together for another successful night of networking courtesy of Train 2000.
The event was aimed at women within the first two years of tradiing to provide an opportunity to hone those networking skills.
After some informal networking Train 2000's Lynne Evans shared some hints and tips on how to be a successful networker while Engagement worker Joanne Wadeson offered an insight into online networking
The evening also doubled up as our Step Clever women’s group meeting for this month which was led by Enterprise Enabler, Jackie McGee.
Those business women who attended were from the Step Clever areas of Anfield, Everton, Kirkdale, County, Linacre and Derby.
Here's what they said:

“Very interesting. Good to meet women in business”

“I loved it. The butties were fabulous. I’ve learned a little bit more about the computer”

“Fab, well worth getting out of my PJ’s”


“Great Facebook, social network interest”

“Thank you Train 2000 for the networking. The Networking was good”