Unemployed women given the chance to boost their IT skills to help job hunt

Women on the digital course SUS-160106-102428001
Women on the digital course SUS-160106-102428001

Unemployed women in Eastbourne are getting the chance to deal with IT fears that are stopping them getting into work.

A new free course called Building Digitally Confident Women is being run by social enterprise WayfinderWoman.

It’s the latest in a series of support for women in the workplace by this award winning organisation.

Chairperson Laura Murphy said, “We ran a focus group with TechResort to find out what it was about IT that scared women.

“From that we put together a six-part programme that deals with their anxieties about IT and where they can experiment with office IT programs without ‘breaking’ anything.

“We’ll help them set up a top notch Facebook and LinkedIn profile that potential employers will love and if they want to set up their own business this will help them too.

“At the end of the programme women will be more comfortable is using IT for themselves and in an office environment. With this new found confidence they’ll be open to more employment opportunities.

“I want to thank TechResort for teaming up with us and Eastbourne Borough Council who have provided a grant towards it. Places are already going so book your spot now.”

The programme runs from 10am-1pm starting on June 14, twice a week until July 1, and there are only 12 places available for each workshop. Places can be booked by dropping into WayfinderWoman’s office at 106 Seaside Road Tuesday or Wednesday from 10am-3pm, call 886171 or email info@wayfinderwoman.com

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