Following the success of the first Sharan Project Employability Programme, part-funded by Futures for Women, a second programme will start in Birmingham on 30 September 2019.
The programmes are aimed at women from the South Asian community who have experienced persecution, domestic violence, forced marriage, honour based abuse and other forms of cultural conflict. The courses give the women the skills and confidence to seek paid employment and achieve some financial independence. This second course will equip the women with a City and Guilds qualification in Customer Care and independent living with optional e-qualifications in food safety, personal health and wellbeing and equality and diversity, delivered by project partner Go-Train. The women are also supported with interview coaching and receive a style makeover provided by Smart Works. The programmes have child-friendly hours and all participants are able to claim travel vouchers.
Polly Harrar from The Sharan Project said “This second course allows participants to extend and secure more qualifications to become even more work ready and confident”.
The programme will conclude on 25 October with a celebration event to recognise the participants’ achievements.