A group of women from West Lothian became the latest candidate to benefit from a personal development course hosted by the council.
Eight local women participated in the free WomenN2Work course which took place over seven weeks at the Boghall Visitor Center.
Cathy Muldoon, Executive Advisor for Development and Transport, said: “This course is for women who want to return to work and need to gain self-confidence.
“I have met some of the women who have taken this course and the feedback has been fantastic.
“There are many obstacles that people can face in life and classes like this can be a starting point in helping this person get back on track.”
Participants attend three days a week, Tuesday to Thursday, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm over a period of seven weeks.
Participants who complete the course receive a level 4 employability award from the SCQF.
Personal development and preparation for employment are the key elements covered in the course.
Sessions include confidence building, assertiveness training, negotiation skills, team building, time management, decision making, problem solving, equality training opportunities and self-presentation.
Participants also benefit from the ongoing support of the Board’s Access2Employment team.
The course also includes career guidance, mock interviews and an internship.
WomenN2Work was launched in West Lothian in 2016 and is designed for women who need help building their confidence in order to access a job or continue their education.
So far, 93 women have benefited from the training and obtained the level 4 employability award from the SCQF.
For more information on registering for future courses, call: 0800 032 9768 or email: [email protected]