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Celebration Of Awards In Non-Traditional Training

12/09/2007


WOMEN'STEC is hosting its annual Awards Day for women graduating in Joinery, Electrics, Plumbing and many more!

Thursday 21st of June at the Edge Restaurant in Belfast, WOMEN'STEC hosted their annual awards night with over 150 women attending to receive recognition for their studies in non traditional trades.

Resident DJ from U105, Carolyn Stewart will present the awards. With many women achieving certificates in more than one course there really is something to celebrate. This years Student of the year, Concepta Kevin is one of those serial course takers. Having attended numerous short courses and an enterprise course, she is now running her own business in construction!

Angela Harper, last years Student of the Year winner, is celebrating finishing her Level 3 in Bench Joinery said, "This has really changed my life around for the better, I'm more confident and so are my kids. I am really enjoying my job making furniture and next year I'll be self employed and fully qualified to fit kitchens, so things are looking good."

Anne Mc Vicker, Chief Executive of WOMEN'STEC will open the event, "We don't just deliver a course; we build a team of women who grow in self-confidence, who raise their expectations for themselves and importantly for their children. This year we are delighted that through our GUTS project we have expanded our target audience to all over Northern Ireland and we are getting a great response" Speaking positively about the year ahead, "We are launching our Social Economy business in Construction in September, we know the demand is there and now we have the women to complete the work, we really do hope to change the shape of builders bums!"

For further information please contact Helen Crickard - Women's TEC, 028 9074 9810 - mob: 07977 923 281
helen@womenstec.com

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