• Kavan Hawker

    People can go on about “Our Digital City”, what we need to be doing is training people in ICT skills and improving their knowledge, so we can fill in local I.T vacancies with local people rather than relying on graduates or people who have re-located from other cities. Birmingham has a serious shortage in it’s skillsbase and if we are not carefull we could see people from outside of Birmingham taking the jobs up here and that is not acceptable. We cannot afford and certainly cannot allow our own population to be written off and confined to menial jobs in customer service or the service industry. We genuinely have some talent in this city and I really think it is time that some respect was shown to that, and that these people are given a the crack of the whip first instead of graduates and outsiders all the time.

  • Kavan Hawker

    People can go on about “Our Digital City”, what we need to be doing is training people in ICT skills and improving their knowledge, so we can fill in local I.T vacancies with local people rather than relying on graduates or people who have re-located from other cities. Birmingham has a serious shortage in it’s skillsbase and if we are not carefull we could see people from outside of Birmingham taking the jobs up here and that is not acceptable. We cannot afford and certainly cannot allow our own population to be written off and confined to menial jobs in customer service or the service industry. We genuinely have some talent in this city and I really think it is time that some respect was shown to that, and that these people are given a the crack of the whip first instead of graduates and outsiders all the time.

  • Kavan Hawker

    People can go on about “Our Digital City”, what we need to be doing is training people in ICT skills and improving their knowledge, so we can fill in local I.T vacancies with local people rather than relying on graduates or people who have re-located from other cities. Birmingham has a serious shortage in it’s skillsbase and if we are not carefull we could see people from outside of Birmingham taking the jobs up here and that is not acceptable. We cannot afford and certainly cannot allow our own population to be written off and confined to menial jobs in customer service or the service industry. We genuinely have some talent in this city and I really think it is time that some respect was shown to that, and that these people are given a the crack of the whip first instead of graduates and outsiders all the time.

  • Kavan Hawker

    People can go on about “Our Digital City”, what we need to be doing is training people in ICT skills and improving their knowledge, so we can fill in local I.T vacancies with local people rather than relying on graduates or people who have re-located from other cities. Birmingham has a serious shortage in it’s skillsbase and if we are not carefull we could see people from outside of Birmingham taking the jobs up here and that is not acceptable. We cannot afford and certainly cannot allow our own population to be written off and confined to menial jobs in customer service or the service industry. We genuinely have some talent in this city and I really think it is time that some respect was shown to that, and that these people are given a the crack of the whip first instead of graduates and outsiders all the time.

  • Kavan Hawker

    I would like to see a greater number of people being able to participate in the arts and certainly a reversal of the closure of arts supply shops in Birmingham and the West Midlands. While I applaud the effort you’re making to get people back into photography, I think we must not forget the demise of the traditional “Hands On” arts skills that we are seeing in this city. One area to definitley challange is the Tory/Lib Dem councils decision to close down or increase the charges for the arts studios that were created by the Labour council in the 1980’s to encourage and allow local artists to develop their work. This to me is just another form of Tory elitism, no different to the recruitment consultants who only source graduates from other cities for local jobs, and leave all people regardless of qualifications out of the picture.

  • Kavan Hawker

    I would like to see a greater number of people being able to participate in the arts and certainly a reversal of the closure of arts supply shops in Birmingham and the West Midlands. While I applaud the effort you’re making to get people back into photography, I think we must not forget the demise of the traditional “Hands On” arts skills that we are seeing in this city. One area to definitley challange is the Tory/Lib Dem councils decision to close down or increase the charges for the arts studios that were created by the Labour council in the 1980’s to encourage and allow local artists to develop their work. This to me is just another form of Tory elitism, no different to the recruitment consultants who only source graduates from other cities for local jobs, and leave all people regardless of qualifications out of the picture.

  • Kavan Hawker

    I would like to see a greater number of people being able to participate in the arts and certainly a reversal of the closure of arts supply shops in Birmingham and the West Midlands. While I applaud the effort you’re making to get people back into photography, I think we must not forget the demise of the traditional “Hands On” arts skills that we are seeing in this city. One area to definitley challange is the Tory/Lib Dem councils decision to close down or increase the charges for the arts studios that were created by the Labour council in the 1980’s to encourage and allow local artists to develop their work. This to me is just another form of Tory elitism, no different to the recruitment consultants who only source graduates from other cities for local jobs, and leave all people regardless of qualifications out of the picture.

  • Kavan Hawker

    I would like to see a greater number of people being able to participate in the arts and certainly a reversal of the closure of arts supply shops in Birmingham and the West Midlands. While I applaud the effort you’re making to get people back into photography, I think we must not forget the demise of the traditional “Hands On” arts skills that we are seeing in this city. One area to definitley challange is the Tory/Lib Dem councils decision to close down or increase the charges for the arts studios that were created by the Labour council in the 1980’s to encourage and allow local artists to develop their work. This to me is just another form of Tory elitism, no different to the recruitment consultants who only source graduates from other cities for local jobs, and leave all people regardless of qualifications out of the picture.

  • Kavan Hawker

    People can go on about “Our Digital City”, what we need to be doing is training people in ICT skills and improving their knowledge, so we can fill in local I.T vacancies with local people rather than relying on graduates or people who have re-located from other cities. Birmingham has a serious shortage in it's skillsbase and if we are not carefull we could see people from outside of Birmingham taking the jobs up here and that is not acceptable. We cannot afford and certainly cannot allow our own population to be written off and confined to menial jobs in customer service or the service industry. We genuinely have some talent in this city and I really think it is time that some respect was shown to that, and that these people are given a the crack of the whip first instead of graduates and outsiders all the time.

  • Kavan Hawker

    I would like to see a greater number of people being able to participate in the arts and certainly a reversal of the closure of arts supply shops in Birmingham and the West Midlands. While I applaud the effort you're making to get people back into photography, I think we must not forget the demise of the traditional “Hands On” arts skills that we are seeing in this city. One area to definitley challange is the Tory/Lib Dem councils decision to close down or increase the charges for the arts studios that were created by the Labour council in the 1980's to encourage and allow local artists to develop their work. This to me is just another form of Tory elitism, no different to the recruitment consultants who only source graduates from other cities for local jobs, and leave all people regardless of qualifications out of the picture.