Worcestershire County Council adult learning students will be celebrating their successes when they are presented with their course certificates at the Fairfield Centre on Friday 10 July at 10am.
In September 2014 nine students enrolled on the Business Administration Level 2 course run by the council's Libraries and Learning Service at the Fairfield Centre. All the learners came from a wide variety of backgrounds and experience from recently redundant or been out of the work place for a number of years, but common to all was their eligibility to receive funded training to develop their employment skills and personal development.
One year on and all nine students have completed the course of eight units including business communications, decision making, team work and personal development and more than half have gained new employment as a result.
Tracey Marlow-Jones, Course Tutor said: "The group have worked really hard to complete this comprehensive qualification and should be proud of what they have achieved. They have been a pleasure to teach and I would like to wish them all the very best for the future in their chosen careers."
Cllr Lucy Hodgson, cabinet member for localism and communities said: "Our adult learning courses are all about enriching lives and providing opportunities for people from all sorts of backgrounds to learn new skills. The achievement of such positive results, qualifications and employment, is very satisfying and really emphasises how important and beneficial the courses are".
For information about the Adult Learning and Leisure Programme courses run by the Libraries and Learning Service, Worcestershire County Council visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/adultlearning