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Employability Skills

Throughout the last 12 months a number of courses have been delivered to support workers facing redundancy or change at work. The course content has been adjusted to suit the varying situations being experienced in a difficult economic climate. The Union Learning representatives have been pivotal in identifying the learning needs of the workforce and organising courses through Mark Pollitt at the Trade Union Education Centre in City of Glasgow College. Courses have been delivered at MAHLE Engine Systems, Devol (Gourock), Peel Ports (Hunterston), Albion Motors (Glasgow), and Edinburgh Waverley Station. Course content has included CV writing, Interview Skills, Job Search Skills and applying for State Benefits.

Andrew Clannachan, the Shop Stewards Convenor at MAHLE Engine Systems in Kilmarnock recognised the contribution the courses have made to his members.

“On behalf of my fellow colleagues who attend the recent CV and Interview Skills workshop may I take this opportunity to say a big thank you, to Suzanne Cullinane (Unite Lifelong Learning), June McLean (Tutor) and the Trade Union Education Centre for the speed in which City of Glasgow College responded to our request for support. My colleagues were apprehensive at the thought of leaving the business without any prior knowledge of how to construct their CV’s, however under June’s expertise and guidance my colleagues have successfully formulated their CV’s and are ready to despatch them to any potential employers. My colleagues and I really appreciate City of Glasgow College taking time out of their busy schedule to assist them. Once again on behalf of my colleagues and everyone at Mahle Kilmarnock”