Get on course for a career boost

PUBLISHED: 09:38 13 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:59 26 October 2009

IMPROVE your career prospects for 2008 with new college courses free to adults in Times Territory. Oaklands College, which has a base in WGC, is now offering classes from this month, including catering, basic computing and motor vehicle maintenance. Other

IMPROVE your career prospects for 2008 with new college courses free to adults in Times Territory.

Oaklands College, which has a base in WGC, is now offering classes from this month, including catering, basic computing and motor vehicle maintenance.

Other programmes available at introductory level are customer care, keeping up with the children, get on at work, retail, pet care, and improving your writing, spelling and punctuation.

They are available to adults aged 19 upwards to help them improve their career prospects, brushing up skills or helping children with their homework.

There is also another level up, free of charge, which includes languages, childcare, IT, horticulture, beauty therapy, engineering or leisure and tourism.

The college also has bases at Smallford and Borehamwood.

Sharon Barthram from WGC left school at 14 and, when her mother died from cancer last year, decided she wanted to do more with her life.

Sharon, 36, began a literacy and numeracy course.

She said: "I am amazed at the progress I have made and am very proud of myself.

"I only wish my mum was here to see me - she is the inspiration behind everything I do now."

College principal Mark Dawe said: "Oaklands can offer adults so many opportunities which could make a real difference to people's lives.

"At the college we believe in life long learning and countless times have seen our adult learners change their lives through coming to Oaklands and opting for further education."

For more information on the courses call 01727 737080.


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