College had helped hundreds get qualifications and find work

Employability students at East Durham College, with programme leader Barbara Archer, second from left and learning facilitator Pamela Gordon Dixon, fourth from left.

Employability students at East Durham College, with programme leader Barbara Archer, second from left and learning facilitator Pamela Gordon Dixon, fourth from left.

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East Durham College’s employability team has had another successful year as they help hundreds of people gain new qualifications, with some people going on to gain employment.

The team this year has seen 100% success and achievement by everyone taking their qualifications.

Almost 650 people have achieved success in a number of courses run by the team across the last year, with some going on to achieve employment.

Employability courses include advice and guidance on preparation for job interviews, team building and job preparation skills plus advice and support towards becoming self-employed.

And this month there will be two new courses launched, Go Live is an eight-day course offering intensive support with employability skills and personal and social development and Kickstart a four-day course offering support with employability skills and interview techniques.

All courses in employability at East Durham College now benefit from partnerships with The Money Advice Centre and the National Careers Service. Programme leader for employability at the college, Barbara Archer, said: “The whole team here at East Durham College work really hard to help give the local people the skills they need to get back into work.

“Our success rates over the last 12 months have continued to keep to an unbelievable standard that we aim to continue.

“It’s a great feeling to be part of this successful team that is providing an important service to the people of the local area and the economy.”