Women encouraged to sign up for Social Enterprise course

Women encouraged to sign up for Social Enterprise course

In partnership with ReBoot and Moray Council’s Employability Programme, the Social Enterprise Academy is offering a 12-day ‘Wide Horizons’ programme in Forres.

Aimed at those who are currently out of work, the programme builds upon strengths and seeing new opportunities to progress into work or education.

A spokesman said: “Although it’s at Reboot it’s not all about taking computers to pieces!

“Social enterprise is a way of doing business that puts people first, but as a practitioner provides a chance for people to gain skills, confidence and experience in a supportive workplace, which is all about developing a person’s existing strengths”

There are no barriers in terms of age or gender; in fact the majority of directors of social enterprise companies are female, which is very different to profit-making businesses where the figure is typically about 20%.

Organiser Rachel Farmer said she is particularly keen to see more women get involved in the Wide Horizons programme at ReBoot, describing it as ‘great fun, and can often be life changing’.

“We create a really supportive environment, where participants feel able to ‘be themselves’ and gain confidence”

There are more details on our website at www.socialenterprise.academy , or by contacting on 01463 238088 (email rachelfarmer@socialenterprise.academy ). It will be a 12-day course spread over 2 months, and the courses will start in May 2017.

This project is part-funded by the European Social Fund.

The Scottish Government is the managing authority for the European Structural Fund 2014-20 Programme. For further information visit the website http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Business-Industry/support/17404or follow @scotgovESIF.

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 95,510 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.

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