Here at TechPixies we are excited to introduce a project run by our friends at Oxfam, designed to help women who are living with, or at risk of poverty, back into work. ‘Future Skills’ will be coming to Oxford in January, along with a series of career workshops in November and December called ‘Brighter Futures’.
The Future Skills project offers support and skills development to meet the particular needs of women who may face many barriers to progress out of poverty. Many women in the UK cannot access decent jobs or fully take part in their local communities. The reasons for this vary, but there are common themes, including a lack of flexible work opportunities, caring responsibilities and low levels of confidence, skills and work experience. Some women may also have limited English language skills. Working in partnership with their extensive shop network, Oxfam will provide a six month supported volunteer placement in an Oxfam shop alongside professional mentoring, workshops and group work. The target groups include women who have been unemployed for a long time.
If you or anyone you know could be eligible for the Future Skills project, or benefit from a careers workshop, please refer to the posters below, or contact Clayton at Oxfam for further details.
Oxford Programme Manager
UK Programme, Oxfam GB