Re-skilling group

‘We learn to do something by doing it. There is no other way.’ - John Holt

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Latest Activity: Apr 18, 2014

Welcome to TTW’s Re-skilling Group!

This group is now a network for members to keep in touch regarding all things re-skilling.  If you want to share information about re-skilling activities - send a message to the group, or post an event on the Events page.

If you want to set up a re-skilling event and be covered by our TTW public liability insurance, then make contact with the TTW Steering Group via the main email address:


'It is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.'- Eric Hoffer

Our goals are (as per The Transition Handbook):
= To bring people together, relaxing and learning new skills
= To build networks and move our community towards self-reliance and resilience
= To create a fundamental sense of ‘can do’ and feelings of positivity, creativity and empowerment
= To establish and nurture links between old and young as skills are passed on
= To organize practical and useful events
= To work with existing groups in order to share and draw on local skills

Facilitating the ‘Great Re-skilling’ is number 8 of the '12 Steps to Transition' so please join us for some learning, sharing and fun. We look forward to seeing you all soon with all your skills, creativity, talents and ideas!

Discussion Forum

What skills would we like to share this year? 3 Replies

We're looking for ideas on skills to share this year.What would you like to learn?What skills do you have you'd like to share?Continue

Started by Boo Gems (Gillian). Last reply by Christine Wiltshire May 3, 2013.

Re-skilling Group Lead Elections 1 Reply

Gillian (BooGems) has put herself forward for election to serve as Re-skilling Group Lead.  Please share your thoughts on whether you support Gillian in continuing in this role.Continue

Started by Boo Gems (Gillian). Last reply by Steve Limbrey Aug 26, 2012.

Reskilling Worthing 3 Replies

A number of the reskilling group were at the Farmers Market yesterday and we have decided to take on responsibility for the stall for the next few months to see how it goes. We are looking for…Continue

Started by Boo Gems (Gillian). Last reply by Boo Gems (Gillian) Feb 17, 2012.

EDAP: Reskilling Action Plan 4 Replies

This is what our constitution sets out as what we are trying to achieve: This involves understanding the skills base in Worthing, developing an understanding of traditional skills, and anticipating…Continue

Tags: plan, action, reskilling, EDAP

Started by Steve Last. Last reply by Steve Last Jan 11, 2012.

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Comment by Rosemary Bunting on August 5, 2011 at 18:35

I would love to be in on this project. May I suggest also to knit cowls (long tubes that go over the head to give a warm collar around the neck).

Cheers Rosemary B

Comment by Renee Last on July 25, 2011 at 12:29

Hi All,


Please see attached for info the minutes from the latest Re-skilling Group meeting (9th July).


Thanks very much.





Comment by Renee Last on May 24, 2011 at 21:02

Hi All,
Please find attached the minutes from the latest re-skilling group meeting. Do let me know if any queries or amends.

Thank you :)



Comment by Kathryn Bachtiger on May 2, 2011 at 10:54


I would have loved to come along and meet some people and get involved but i'm not here that weekend. The suggestion of a spinning and weaving weekend sounds really interesting. I'm an avid patchwork quilter,this doesn't have to be expensive using "specific patchwork" material(usually rather expensive),but can be a great way to use up old scraps to make something new. I used my sons old jeans to make a bedside rug for him. (sounds awful but it's not too bad!).

Hope to make it to the next meeting.


Comment by Rosemary Bunting on May 1, 2011 at 23:19

Hi, Renee

I can't come to next meeting on 14th May as I have committed to a Forest Walk in support of the Forest Commission who are facing redundancies.

However, I have some suggestions for future reskilling projects.

Spinning and Weaving - the spinners and weavers guild meet at the Quaker Meeting House at 11.00a.m. on Saturdays. Maybe they could give us a workshop.

Also pattern cutting for making clothes and for beginners how to make a simple garment.

Building techniques for building a roundhouse or something similar.

Hope this helps and I will see you next time.

Rosemary Bunting


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