Pathway into Childcare
Communities For Work Flintshire has successfully delivered another employment pathway. The Pathway into Childcare has given local people an opportunity to gain the training and skills necessary to kick start their career in the Childcare sector.
Communities For Work is a voluntary programme to help those adults furthest away from the labour market into employment. The programme targets long term unemployed and economically inactive adults and 16-24 year olds not in employment education or training from across Flintshire. It seeks to increase their employability and to move into or closer to employment.
The pathway which took place over 2 weeks involved accredited training on a variety of subjects including; Paediatric First Aid, Health & Safety, Food Safety, Safeguarding and an Introduction to Health and Social Care (Adults, Children and Young People), Early Years and Childcare. The Flintshire Family Information Service were also on hand to offer support and guidance to the participants regarding career paths and vacancies in the sector.
Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Councillor Derek Butler, said:
“These “pathway” courses are a fantastic opportunity for people to gain experience and skills which will help them find work in a sector which is of interest to them. Not only have the participants gained valuable qualifications, they can also take advantage of work tasters and work experience opportunities on offer.”
Great news to date - one of the pathway participants has been successful in securing an Apprentice Teaching Assistant role at Queensferry County Primary school which is fantastic news!
For further information regarding Communities For Work or to enrol on any of our pathway programmes please contact the office on 01352 704430.
Photo: Nia Parry - Communities for Work with programme attendees: Paula Colledge, Edyta Wasiak, Rhianna Jones, Alexandra Foster, Sian Williams, Laura Gelder, Imogen Sillah, Shannon Latham and instructor, Louise Stokes (Groundwork)