7th May 1999

 

PIONEERING COURSE GETS CASH BOOST

 

A new injection of funding will take a pioneering course at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside into the new millennium.

 

The Women into Management for the 21st Century programme at the Hull campus has received additional cash from the European Social Fund to enable more women to develop their careers in management after a family break.

 

Featured on radio and television, the course brings professional women up to speed on skills vital for entering the job market today at a senior level and gives them practical experience.

 

Course leader Jenny Headlam-Wells works closely with employers in the public and private sectors to arrange the professional placements that form a vital part of the Women into Management course.

 

“The ideal scenario is when the students get jobs with their placement employers, which happens a lot,” said Mrs Headlam-Wells.

 

Childcare costs and a working trip abroad are included in the course which is free of charge thanks to the European Employment Now scheme worth £150,000. The programme is designed in conjunction with the Universities of Liverpool and Westminster and with partners in Austria, Germany, Italy and Spain.

 

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Sam Hendley

Press Officer

Marketing (Media Relations)

Tel: 01522 886042

Fax: 01522 882088

e-mail: shendley@lincoln.ac.uk