Starting Point, a 12-week employability program for women, funded by Canada-Nova Scotia Labour Market Development Agreement under the direction of Employment Nova Scotia and overseen by the Pictou County Women’s Centre, will begin in September and run until December.
The program runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 101 Provost St., New Glasgow.
The Starting Point program is designed to foster women’s economic independence and is open to any woman considering entering or re-entering the workplace or exploring career and education options.
As a result of the program there are many graduates currently employed or being re-educated.
The program includes the components of employment skills and life and team work skills. Subsidies for childcare and transportation will be available.
Any women in the county who have not taken the program are invited to call and leave a message for Candace at 695-3444 for an interview taking place next week or for further information.