World of Work

Conference Facilities

Training

Heritage

World of Work

World of Work

GEPO Conference in Portugal 2011

World of Work

GEPO Conference in Manchester 2013

The Centre specialises in serving people in the World of Work. Our Training Department helps to develop the skills of people in the workplace and we run a number of learning programmes under contract with different providers across the north west region. 

During 2015, the Centre ran a Skills Support for Redundancy programme with InTraining. Under a subcontract with Calderdale College the Centre delivered work based learning for employees at various organisations including Tameside MBC, Crown Paints, Unilever and the GMB Union. Courses in english, maths and IT are run from learning hubs that the Centre has established in Accrington, Oldham, Preston, Liverpool and Runcorn through the Union Learning Funded GMB Reachout project.

The Centre also links with our colleagues in Europe through GEPO. In October 2015 staff from St. Antony's Centre attended the latest GEPO Conference held in Ludwigshafen (Germany) on the theme of poverty in Europe. As a recently approved member of EZA the Centre  is hopeful of receiving funding via EZA to hold a conference on the topic of social dialogue in May/June 2016.