The Trafford College group recently co-delivered a Collaborative Women Community Learning Programme designed to prepare women for voluntary and employment roles within the hospitality sector. Reflecting on the impact the programme had on candidates, Grace McCorkle, Director of Community Partnerships and Services, wrote “Collaborative Women UK would like to send a big thank you to the Community Learning Team at North Trafford College Group for their support in developing a successful partnership to empower women through the power of learning”.
Aims for the Programme
This project provided specialist support for women who may never have worked, have been outside the labour market for long periods, or whose background prejudices them in the work arena. The learners have embraced the opportunity to progress on to employment and further education and move closer to regaining independence. The safe space provided the women with the freedom to address their fears, try and learn something new, and have a voice to support each other. The women have increased in confidence which in turn allows them to make safer, informed life choices. The women have gained an accredited qualification which will improve their CVs and access to the job market.
As a group we are extremely proud to collaborate with a brilliant and local non-profit organisation such as Collaborative Women. We hope to continue working with them in the future to further support women in our community.