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News: Juno Women’s Aid partners with Nottingham College to create learning opportunities for all

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Juno Women’s Aid has partnered with Nottingham College to create learning and development opportunities for survivors, staff and students.

Nottingham College has been successfully providing ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) courses to some of the women supported by Juno. This is set to be the start of opportunities created for survivors to help upskill and enable them to get back into work. Given the government’s recent commitment to lifelong education, Juno will be developing programmes with Nottingham College to help survivors rebuild their lives and formalise programmes for the Women’s (VAWG) sector.

This mutually beneficial partnership will help to increase opportunities for Nottingham and its’ wider community. Not only will Nottingham College be providing courses and training for Juno Staff and Women but they will also be creating pathways into the charity sector. Juno on the other hand, will be sharing their knowledge and expertise to raise awareness and provide the students with internships to develop their learning further. 

We will also be participating in knowledge exchange with Senior Leaders of Juno inputting into the Nottingham College Industry policy for employees around domestic abuse, and sessions for students on healthy relationships. Nottingham College will be providing insight into a modular approach to training including helping Juno to develop and accredit their volunteering program, improving pathways to employment and opportunities to give back to the community.

Yasmin Rehman CEO at Juno Womens Aid said: We’re really excited to be announcing this partnership and are looking forward to working closely with colleagues and students at Nottingham College. We have a shared passion for providing choices and want to expand the vocational avenues available to both Women and young people.

We’re passionate about the work we do and want to utilise our expertise and knowledge to encourage young people to consider a career in the voluntary sector.”

This partnership is a great fit for us. We are passionate about inclusive learning and providing everyone with access to lifelong learning opportunities. Women and their families who need access to a safe, supportive and inclusive environment, to grow their confidence, learn and develop their skills, gain qualifications and accreditations and unlock their potential, are welcome here. The work we will do to support the wider sector will be crucial to ensuring there is sufficient infrastructure and support in place for survivors and their families in the future. 

 — Janet Smith, Principal and CEO of Nottingham College
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  • 30th March 2023 (11:14 AM)
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