Two people attended a ‘Women, Work and Wellness’ workshop from 5 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 17.
“It’s for any woman who’s not working or working, it doesn’t matter,” says Lori Covington, a career counsellor with South Shore Opportunities Inc.
The ‘Women, Work and Wellness’ workshops will address the balance between life and work for women, says Covington. She says workshops will involve activities, networking and group work.
Covington and Christina Whynot are partnering to run the seminars.
South Shore Opportunities Inc. ran the series last year as well, and Whynot says the sessions involved exploring employment skills.
“It was pretty popular,” says Covington. “Not only did people come to it, but they got jobs afterwards.”
There were about a dozen group members, of which close to 10 got jobs.
Covington says group members are going to look at what they want and need from work.
Whynot says one of the things women in the group will do is learn about themselves by examining their values and skills.
“Helping women reach their full potential,” says Whynot, about one of the aims of the sessions.
Throughout the four remaining weeks, women may look at anything from building resumes to working on goals to get where they want to be.
Covington emphasized the fact she wants a variety of women to join the workshops, including those who are in high school and haven’t yet started to job hunt, those who are looking for work and those who are working and would like to network.
Anyone interested in finding out more about ‘Women, Work and Wellness,’ may contact Lori Covington at 354-2616