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WomenN2Work helping women to get into employment

A group of local women have become the latest to complete West Lothian Council's WomenN2Work course.

14 March
Women N2 Work

The group of eight women took part in the free, personal development course at the Boghall Drop-In centre over the course of 7 weeks.

Launched in West Lothian in 2016, the course is tailored for women who need support to build their confidence so that they can move forward into a job or further study.

So far 93 women have benefitted from the course and achieved a SCQF level 4 employability award.

Participants attend three-days a week Tuesday to Thursday 9.30am to 2.30pm overall the course of several weeks.  Attendees who complete the course achieve an SCQF level 4 Employability Award.   Personal development and preparation for employment are the key elements of the course.

The women take part in a range of sessions which includes: confidence building session, assertiveness training, negotiation skills and team building, time management, decision-making, problem solving, equal opportunities training and self-presentation. Employment training includes careers guidance, mock interviews and a work-placement.

The participants are given on-going support by the council's access2employment team as they move forward in their lives and careers.

Executive councillor for development and transport Cathy Muldoon, said: "This course is for women who are keen to get back into work and need to grow their confidence. I have met some of the women who have undertaken this course and the feedback has been fantastic. People can face many obstacles in life and courses like this can be starting point in helping that person to get back on track."

For information about joining future courses, call: 0800 032 9768 or email: Access2Employment@westlothian.gov.uk

 

 

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