Employability course on Skye fully booked 

Next week a five day course will take place at Kyleakin on the Isle of Skye aimed at supporting unemployed people prepare for work.

The course, organised by The Highland Council’s Employability Team in association with West Highland College and Job Centre Plus, will particularly focus on the job opportunities currently in the pipeline following  the announcement that Marine Harvest are opening a new plant in Kyleakin.

Twenty new posts are expected to be created so the short course, commissioned by the Council’s Employability team and delivered by West Highland College, is specifically aimed at helping unemployed local residents improve their employability chances and pick up new skills to help them find work.

The course, which is fully booked, will cover a wide range of topics including:
•    Reviewing experience and identifying skills
•    Researching employment opportunities for skills
•    Building self-esteem and confidence
•    Contacting Employer Challenges
•    Application Forms
•    CV Building
•    Employer Talk
•    Job Interview preparation and Mock Interviews
•    Basic Health and Safety for Work
•    First Aid Certificate

Everyone completing the course will be presented with a SQA Certificate in First Aid, and participants will have the opportunity to chat to Heather O’Neill from Marine Harvest. 

The course runs next Monday to Friday from 10am to 4.30pm at the MacKinnon House Hotel in Kyleakin

Chair of The Highland Council’s Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee, Cllr Allan Henderson said: “This is a partnership effort with the local job centre alerting our employability team to significant opportunity in the local community with Marine Harvest opening a new plant. The company  is keen to employ local residents and I hope everyone signed up to take part finds the course beneficial to them. All the topics covered are broad ranging, skills that can be used for other job opportunities.”

For further details of The Highland Council’s Employability Service please contact Jane Ivetic, Employment Support Adviser jane.ivetic@highland.gov.uk


16 Mar 2018
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