The Pathways Project is a 12 week programme aimed to help develop employability skills and provide you with the confidence needed for modern employment and active job searching.
Participants can self-refer themselves by contacting Tom or Georgina on 02392 604605 or by going to Gosport Borough Council or the Job Centre.
The 12 weeks of the programme will include specific training developing skills in areas key for modern employment such as using the internet, competence in the use of a Customer Relationship Management system, and use of digital contact platforms such as webchat and email.
There will be a course aimed specifically at GDPR and also the chance to complete a City and Guilds Safe Return to Work (COVID-19) course. The programme will aim to increase participants’ communication skills, including dealing with aggression and mental health, and completing a Dealing with Difficult Situations course. The programme will consist of virtual and face to face training, ensuring that all training is COVID secure, as well as self-study to complete individually.
The programme will start with 2-4 weeks of full time study, progressing to two days a week delivering advice to other members of the community to provide information and support. All participants will be supported by our Project Development Officer and an Advice Sessions Supervisor currently employed by CAG. During this time, you will have time to complete any additional training to achieve an optional Citizens Advice Certificate of Competence. There will also be support in CV writing and interview skills as well as tips and assistance with job searching.
This project is run by Citizens Advice Gosport and part-funded by the European Social Fund. It will run over 18 months encompassing 56 participants each completing the 12 week course at a staggered start of 4 or 5 a month.