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Mums focus on potential

A MOTHER’S Day with a difference saw local women gather to discuss how they could improve life for themselves and their families by exploring training and employment opportunities.

A MOTHER’S Day with a difference saw local women gather to discuss how they could improve life for themselves and their families by exploring training and employment opportunities.

A group of 22 unemployed mothers from the Smith’s Wood area were invited to the four-day event at Kingfisher Primary School by employment experts Pertemps People Development Group (PPDG).

The course, which was funded by the Learning Skills Council, was designed to broaden their career horizons, boost their confidence and inspire and motivate them to reach their career goals.

Organiser Jacqui Lawlor said: “The group were a mixture of ages who all had one thing in common – being a parent. Many of the women were lone parents but four have partners and children with disabilities.

“The course was designed to be a motivational confidence booster and allowed women to look at success, what is it and do we have any control over how successful we can be?

“The ladies all had the chance to sign up with PPDG for one of our projects, enabling them to access ongoing support, advice and training to reach their employment goals.”

Lorraine Taylor who attended the course, said: “It was an eye opener for me, it was very positive.”

 

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