Planning Futures For Parents Group Gain New Qualifications

Our most recent intake from the Planning Futures For Parents Group, which works with parents from black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds celebrated today as they received their certificates for completing training in Employability as well as Health and Wellbeing.

The group helps parents, who are facing barriers to employment gain skills in much needed sectors and improve their ‘business English’ so they have a better understanding of common terms and requests.

Hazel Lyons who leads the project said:

“We have been running these groups since February and have now had around 25 people complete the course, several of which have gone on to employment and one has even started a university course.

“This is a very accessible course which helps build confidence in employment. We work on a range of things, like interview techniques and CV writing as well as practical skills like customer service.

“We work in partnership with the Welcoming Project in nearby Westfield which provides free English language classes for new Scots, including refugees to help people get into work. This means that people are properly supported to achieve their potential and build a new life in a new country.”

The next intake for the Planning Futures Group starts on 24th October. It is open to all parents from the BAME community, including refugees from Ukraine, looking to find work in Scotland.

To sign up, or for more information, email Hazel Lyons or call 07821 640515 / 0131 455 77 31. This project is made possible by funding from Capital City Partnership.

Four members of the Planning Futures Project with Chloe (left) and Hazel (right)