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Middleton's Got Talent

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Published by Joanne McNally for Riverside in Housing and also in Communities, Education

Middleton trainees receiving their certificates Middleton trainees receiving their certificates

Riverside, one of Langley’s biggest landlords, presented certificates to 10 women taking part in REstore training

REstore provides a safe, friendly, nurturing environment where women can learn life skills, gain qualifications and work experience in order to improve their confidence and self-esteem, aspirations and employability.

In conjunction with Riverside, REstore ran free workshops over a period of five weeks to women on the Langley Estate from Monday 16th June 2014 at the Langley Resource Centre.

The customer service training leads to a recognised qualification and helps to build confidence through role play and team work.  The programme also covered job application skills including how to complete a job application, C.V.s, covering letters and tips on interviews.

Julie Riseborough, Riverside, said “Doing workshops with a group of people who understand and support you really improves your chances of finding work.  Hopefully the participants will continue to support each other long after the workshops have ended, sharing their successes and motivating each other through challenging times.”

Liz White, Restore was really pleased with the interest shown in the first course they have run in Middleton: “The participants have been really enthusiastic and the attendance has been excellent. There is a lot of talent here. “

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