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Building Futures

 LADIES, READY TO DO SOMETHING FOR YOU IN 2024?

START YOUR JOURNEY NOW, REGISTER YOUR INTEREST TODAY!*

Building Futures is a programme developed for women who are looking at a fresh start and would eventually like to return to work – maybe you’ve been busy raising a family or had caring duties, and now finally have a little time to do something for you. Think of it as your starting point to getting your mojo back and putting yourself first – best of all, you don’t have to figure out ‘what next’ on your own, we’re here to help.

The programme has been designed in conjunction with our partners WOMENSTEC and Women in Business – and we have got lots of options for you – from Self-Development and Mentoring, to OCN qualifications and more. You might want to try and turn a hobby into a money earner (with Women in Business) or get to grips with the basics of DIY (with WOMENSTEC). We also have Bursaries available to meet the cost of further training you would like to undertake. And if you’d just like to engage the programme for some mentoring, that’s ok too – we can tailor it to you!

Register your details below if any of this sounds appealing and we will be in touch – or contact Justina directly on either justina@bolstercommunity.org OR 07586 128175 – but please note the eligibility criteria outlined at the bottom of the page!

NEW! BECOME A CLASSROOM ASSISTANT – STARTING TUES 23rd APRIL ’24 (NEWRY)

Are you interested in becoming a Classroom Assistant? This bespoke 7-week programme will take you through the prep and planning to help you get there. With guest speakers from local schools, Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, CV prep and mock interviews, you’ll be ready to apply for teaching assistant roles advertised this summer!

This course will be delivered in our Marcus St premises in Newry every Tuesday from 10am to 1pm (starting Tuesday 23rd April ’24).

BASICS OF DIY – STARTING EARLY MAY (DOWNPATRICK & BALLYNAHINCH)

Want to improve your DIY skills? Then get hands on with a 6 week DIY course from WOMENSTEC which will be running in both Downpatrick and Ballynahinch. Learn DIY and electrical basics, master power tools and joinery skills. And fear not, no prior experience necessary!

DISCOVER YOUR POTENTIAL – SELF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Discovering Potential is a 6-week self-development programme which will guide you on a journey of self-discovery – and the perfect place to start if you are feeling a little unsure of what you could/should do. The programme is designed to help women explore their full potential by cultivating well-being, embracing mindfulness and much more.

You’ll meet each week over the course of 6 weeks with a group of other like-minded women and facilitated by our wonderful team – and we guarantee you’ll come away with new tips and takeaways that you can start putting into practice straight away. Make it your first step in doing something for yourself!

QUALIFICATIONS TOP UP?

You might not have had a chance to complete some outstanding qualifications that might be holding you back – not to worry – we can offer you OCN qualifications in a range of subjects including:

Managing personal finances level 2 award (OCN qualification)

Fundamentals of IT (Level 1 award & Level 2 award)

Employability (OCN qualification)

IT COULDN’T BE EASIER

  • Weekly sessions in your local area – please enquire with us!
  • No cost to you​.
  • Explore your potential with our amazing facilitators.
  • Come away with newfound confidence and a plan for the future. ​

*ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • To be eligible you must be 18yrs old or older.
  • Currently unemployed (i.e. have not worked in the last 4 weeks and not available to work in the next two weeks); and are not on benefits with a Work Search element.
  • Reside in Newry, Mourne & Down.  

We also welcome applicants (who meet the above criteria) from priority groups such as the over 50s, those with a long-term disability or those living in remote, rural communities.