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 January and run until March.
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 who is considering entering/re-entering the workplace or exploring career/education options. As a result of this effective program there are many graduates currently employed or being re-educated.
The program includes the following components: Employment Skills and Life and Team Work Skills. Subsidies for child care and transportation will be available.
The program co-ordinators believe that this is a prime opportunity for the women of Pictou County to take the initial steps in discovering the wealth of employment and educational opportunities available to them.
Any women in the county who have not taken this program can call and leave a message for Candace or Bonnie at 695-3444 for an interview or for further information.