Celebrating Achievement – Katie Salkeld, 2L2

On the week commencing 23rd January, Katie was out of school, but this wasn’t for any put your feet up holiday, Katie was heading to the French Alps and heading to the ski resort of Val Thorens, to enrol in a different kind of school , ski school for intermediate skiers.
On Sunday 22nd Jan Katie began her 6 day , early morning starts, ski schooling.  Which Involved levelling up her techniques and parallel skiing comfortably on blue slopes and beginning to hit the reds.
It was a gruelling week of school in the morning and practicing what was learned in the afternoon with family and friends.  Early morning starts and sometimes really early nights.  All good fun and wonderful scenery but tiring too.
At the end of the week Katie past her tests and received her intermediate level 2 award and medal. Katie is looking forward to moving onto level 3 and bronze advanced in the coming years.
Congratulations Katie! #DeterminedHappySuccessful

Looking after your financial wellbeing

Do you know how to protect savings from future tax?

How to utilise workplace benefits to make your money go further?

Or even how small financial changes could potentially reduce your mortgage by years?

It’s never too soon to take control of your finances!

Affinity Connect is running a 90 minute course titled ‘Focus on Your Finances’ on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 17 January
  • Tuesday 18 April
  • Wednesday 22 November

For more information and to book click focus_on_your_finances_-_affinity_connect_financial_education

or email bookings@affinityconnect.org

Communities Lifelong Learning & Employability – Courses 2023

Please find attached a the list of the courses that will be starting in the New Year as always if you are interested in attending these courses please do not hesitate to contact me.

Download: Courses for 2023


Please also see the following

Making Work Work – for Midlothian Mums- information session . Come along and find out more/ask any questions they have.

You are also welcome to attend if you would like more information about the programme. The sign up link is here: https://www.makingworkwork.scot/events

More general information on the programme can be found here: https://www.makingworkwork.scot/midlothian

Our new programme supports mums in Midlothian looking to step back into the workplace or progress in work following a career break, and who face difficulties in finding work that fits with all the commitments and fun of life. Participation is free of charge for eligible women.

Online peer-led group training on topics such as CVs, Applications and Interviews; Designing your ideal (work)life blend; Flexible working; Networking; Exploring and Building Confidence.

Six one-to-one sessions with a professional trained mentor for support on gaining clarity, writing a CV, job searching and applications.

Lifetime access to an online platform of over 200 modules on a range of work-related topics including on employment, professional skills and start-up.

Access to jobs boards offering part-time and flexible work in the Lothians and remotely.

Signposting to further support services and post-programme support.

Admission to the Making Work Work alumni network and post-programme support, including access to exclusive MWW Masterclasses and events.

Best Wishes

Marie McFadzean

Parental Employability Support (PESF) Keyworker

Communities Lifelong Learning & Employability

Contact  07825 101091  or 0131 297 4600 marie.mcfadzean@midlothian.gov.uk