To start off, Jean Haworth met with Sheila Lyons, Project Coordinator from Ulster Wildlife, to map out the course content for both courses, ensuring it was pitched at the right level for the target audience.
Job Search Skills consisted of two days’ training where trainees learned how to write a CV, complete a job application form, and perform at interview. Candidates practised performing at interview using job roles they were likely to apply for in the conservation sector in the future. Jean provided verbal and written feedback on performance and identified improvement opportunities for each trainee.
Some job roles in the sector include managing projects, consequently the learners found the one day Managing Projects course very relevant and useful. The training took learners through the key stages of project managing including planning, implementing, monitoring and controlling and the use of automated tools in project management. A highly interactive day with learners being able to practise the skills and techniques learned by completing some elements of a “mini project” in class.
Proof of Learning was further demonstrated through a short multiple – choice questionnaire.