Engage and Inspire programme enrolling now

Engage and Inspire programme enrolling now widnesvikings.co.uk

10th July 2018

Widnes Vikings are launching the ‘Engage and Inspire’ initiative to improve the well-being and employability of adults in the area, in partnership with WEA.

The WEA have been providing high-quality educational opportunities since 1903, and this current partnership will see 50 unemployed adults supported over 24 weeks.

The Vikings Learning Centre will head up the programme, which will see participants focus on their personal development, goal setting and mental resilience, as well as learning about how to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Applicants must be 18 or over and unemployed, with the 50 participants then split into five groups of ten, as each group progresses towards gaining a suitable qualification focused on employability.

There will be weekly 1-2-1 ‘Inspire’ meetings with mentors to offer progression support, with physical activities also on offer.

Participants will have weekly access to IT facilities to aid in job seeking and also find opportunities to take part in social action activities, with this service still available after the initial 10 weeks of support is over.

Charlotte Jakeman, Education Officer at Widnes Vikings, is excited to start the programme and continue the great work of the Vikings Learning Centre.

“We’re really looking forward to kicking off the Engage and Inspire programme here at the Halton Stadium,” he commented.

“The Vikings Learning Centre already offer a great Employability course which has seen students move from voluntary work, into paid positions.

“We are hoping for more success through this new programme, and we will also be focusing on improving mental resilience during our delivery.

“This is a great opportunity for adults out of work to gain a qualification which will lead to bigger and better things.”

Enrolment for the programme is now open. For more information contact Charlotte Jakeman, Education Officer at Widnes Vikings, on 0151 495 2250 / charlottej@widnesvikings.co.uk

Engage and Inspire programme enrolling now widnesvikings.co.uk