TTB Reskilling

TTB has launched its reskilling program to help the people of Brixton learn skills that have been lost over the last 50 years and which will be needed after peak oil. The Reskilling Program will offer courses in areas including food and growing, sustainable energy, sustainable building construction/maintenance, transport, carpentry, textiles/clothing, health, cleaning and computing.

So if you are interested in learning and/or teaching reskilling courses please follow the link directly below to a form with further information and where you can fill in your interests.

Reskilling form

So far we have had over 80 people sign up to the Transition Town Brixton Reskilling form, which shows that people in Brixton want to learn new practical skills that will be needed after the crash.

Below is an update on the development of TTB’s Reskilling program. Once specific courses are finalised they will be advertised through the mailing list and on the website for people to sign up.

TTB Community Draught Busters

TTB Community Draught Busters is a new social enterprise based at the TTB Community Shop, 6 Granville Arcade (Brixton Village), Coldharbour Lane, SW9 8PR. They have stocks of cheap draught busting, insulation and other energy saving materials. They can help you organise Draught Busting Saturdays in your community.

There is a draught busting training session scheduled for Thursday 21 October 6.30 – 8pm in the shop. For more info email Martin Abraham: martinabraham001@msn.com

TTB Food and Growing Group is organising various skills courses:

Weekend Introduction to Permaculture 20-21 or 27-28 November, 9.30-5pm, InsightShare Hub, Old Lilian Baylis School, Lollard St, Kennington, London. More details and sign up here

Theory and Practice of Natural Beekeeping 4-5 December, 9.30-5pm, InsightShare Hub, Old Lilian Baylis School, Lollard St, Kennington, London. More details and sign up here

Free cycle training lesson (2 hours)

Whether you’re a beginner or a regular cyclist who just wants to check their riding style against the new(ish) national standards, and maybe wondered if there was any way you could confidently avoid getting into sticky situations with motorists whizzing past sometimes, only leaving an inch or two for margin of error, and an alternative to just looking resolutely forwards and hoping for the best in such cases!! (there is, and it feels great compared to this “default” method). Please contact Patrick Mansfield of more information – cyclistsrulelondon@googlemail.com

We are also in the process of identifying a local cycle maintenance tutor to give cycle maintenance courses. More to follow.

Open source computing

To learn more about open sources computing or free software go to http://www.fsf.org/about/what-is-free-software

Bruce Durling will be putting on open source computing courses. Please contact ttbreskilling@gmail.com to register your interest for this course. Once we have enough people interested we will set a date. The first course will be a Basic IT/FLOSS literacy Course including:

1. What is free software and why should I care?

2. What does it have to do with the Transition Movement?

3. How can I do the following:

A. Write Documents
B. Create Spreadsheets
C. Create Presentations
D. Browse the Web
E. Send and Receive Email
F. Use Instant Messaging
So if you are interested in learning and/or teaching Reskilling courses please follow the link directly below to a form where you can fill in your interests.

Reskilling form

You will then be contacted with information about the courses you are interested in. We will endeavour to organise courses for which there is a demand. If you have any questions please email ttbreskilling@gmail.com

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