The main objective of this program is to equip women with the necessary skills to move closer to accessing employment and training opportunities. It offers support for women who would like to find ways of overcoming barriers to work.
Work includes all activities required to seek, acquire, negotiate and fulfil paid employment.
The program is free to participants
Who is it for?
This project targets migrant women from the BME communities who are unemployed or only work a few hours a week. It is for women who require:
- Support with overcoming barriers to employment.
- Support with writing of CVs and covering letters.
- Support with personal presentations and interviews techniques.
- Confidence building.
- Career guidance.
The aim is:
- To identify skills for work.
- To identify and find solutions for overcoming the barriers for work.
- To develop business language and presentational skills through interaction within cooking classes.
- To develop basic computer skills leading to job searching skills on the internet, CV writing and online applications.
- The benefits of the program are:
- Enhancement of employability skills.
- Meeting new people.
- Development of communication and interpersonal skills.
- Learning from other people’s experiences.What does the course involve?
Duration and schedule
The programme will run over 14 weeks (from the 17th of October 2014)
Participants can join at any time
It will involve:
- 10 to 15 members.
- 3 hour Cooking lessons and presentation skills.
- 3 hour Basic Computer skills workshops
- Employability skills discussions
- 1:1 Support
- Self assessments and action plans.Meeting places for:
Computer lessons and employability skills discussions, every Monday from 10:00am to 1:00pm at Centre for Equality and Diversity offices.
Cooking lessons and presentational skills, every Wednesday from 10:00am to 1:00pm at St Thomas Network.
1:1 Support at CFED offices based on arranged appointments.
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