Make you the focus of your New Year’s resolution and learn an exciting and empowering new skill. Blackburne House, Liverpool’s leading women’s education and enterprise centre is hosting a series of free Open Day events for Women on Monday 10th, Wednesday 12th and Friday 14th January 2011 from 10am to 2pm.
Career Guidance and Advice, Monday 10th January from 10am and 2pm
Open Day for Young Women, Wednesday 12th January from 10am to 2pm
Construction Open Day, at 7 Greenland Street on Friday 14th January from 10am to 2pm
The free Open Days will showcase a selection of the centre’s 2011 curriculum as well, allowing any new year’s domestic make over to have a real personal touch. Many of the instructors, who are former learners themselves, will be on hand to offer guidance and advice on anything from DIY hints and tips to information on the curriculum as a whole.
Blackburne House, which this year celebrates 27 years as an education provider, has designed a unique range of courses to give women the skills and expertise to get into employment or develop their current careers, resulting in better opportunities and life aspirations. The courses aim to build not only a woman’s skills base, but allow women to grow in confidence in themselves and their abilities, especially within what are traditionally considered male dominated industries.
Claire Dove, CEO of Blackburne House says:
“The Open Days are a fantastic way for women to come along and see for themselves the kinds of courses and opportunities we offer. It is a great way to de-mystify many of the preconceptions that DIY and construction skills are difficult to learn, or that these skills are restricted from them because they are women. We are dedicated to increasing women’s confidence and skills in a safe, comfortable learning environment; giving them the knowledge to become more employable or better their chances of progression in their current career.”
The Open Days, which will take place in Blackburne House itself, will given women over the age of 16 a unique opportunity to meet tutors and current learners, as well as take part in taster sessions, to get a feel for the courses available.
“Our Open Days are becoming more and more popular as women look to enrol on non-traditional courses with the aim of developing careers, rather than just getting jobs. All our courses are delivered with one-to-one support from our instructors, many of which are ex-learners themselves. Our Open Days are a great way of finding out about the learning opportunities available as well as some of the support services we also offer, i.e. our on-site children’s nursery.”
For more information visit: www.blackburnehouse.co.uk