FREE pre-employment training
In collaboration with Rossendale Borough Council, Active Lancashire and Lancashire Adult Learning, local employer Interfloor (highly successful flooring underlay manufacturer) welcomed learners at their factory based in Haslingden to provide the fantastic opportunity for FREE pre-employment training with guaranteed interviews on completion of the course.
With committed attendance for the full 6-day accredited programme, the aim was for learners to achieve positions at the company on successful completion.
A fantastic opportunity
The 6-day accredited programme provided the opportunity for learners to gain experience and training PLUS a chance to gain a qualification. The fully supported training programme provided by Lancashire Adult Learning included:
On speaking to learner Kevin Robinson on why he was completing the training, he said “Attending the training at Interfloor has given me the brilliant opportunity to branch out and gain new skills.”
Tom Gee, Head of Curriculum Employability, Volunteering and Skills said “Lancashire Adult Learning is proud to work collaboratively with Rossendale Borough Council, Active Lancashire and Interfloor to deliver this Pre-Employment Programme. Our passionate and talented teachers have worked hard with the learners and we are delighted that there have been three offers of employment following interview.”
Believing that empowering people to learn is at the heart of helping communities thrive, Lancashire Adult Learning offers an extensive range of subjects to learners, with over 2000 courses delivered through more than 300 venues across Lancashire as well as online.
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Photo: Craig Harrison – Lancashire Adult Learning – Trainer, Daniel Mottershead – learner, Kevin Robinson – learner
Lancashire Adult Learning (LAL) came across Roisin Pelan’s social media campaign about her incredibly brave battle with breast cancer during her pregnancy.
Nicola Hall, Director – Curriculum Innovation & Partnerships was instantly compelled to reach out and discover how LAL could assist and support Roisin to reach even more people and consequently set out to update the curriculum of LAL’s health courses.
Nicola said “Breast Cancer affects 1 in 7 women, but with early detection it can be treated effectively. We are perfectly positioned at Lancashire Adult Learning to help raise awareness of the importance of self-examination. Roisin – breast cancer kicker and the founder of www.FightyPants.com is from my hometown of Preston and we are delighted to be working alongside her on this campaign.”
Lancashire Adult Learning deliver a variety of Health Literacy courses. The ‘Screening for Prevention & Good Health’ course aims to increase learners’ knowledge about the importance of health screening, and the main screening programmes available. For learners where English is a second language, it provides the opportunity to enhance their language skills and with this enhanced knowledge and confidence, they are then better prepared to deal with health conditions and take responsibility for looking after themselves and their family.
Sarah Haworth, Head of Curriculum – Health and Wellbeing said “By embedding key messages about breast cancer within our curriculum We hope to not only raise further awareness, but help to normalise conversations about cancer so people are confident to carry out self-examination and follow up anything they feel unsure about with their GP. Early detection is vital and can result in effective treatment that can save lives.”
Roisin’s important campaign has also led her to work closely with East Lancashire Hospital Trust (ELHT). Roisin said “The close partnership between ELTH and LAL signifies a change in the way of early detection of breast cancer – through a combination of clinical and academic means. Its work will educate both midwives and new or expecting mums and open up the conversation about breast cancer in pregnancy.”
Photo: Roisin Pelan and Sarah Haworth at Haslam Park in Preston “Kicking Cancer’s Ass!”