A new County Durham project supporting adults to get back into work and training has been launched by local charity DISC.

The Skills 4 Employment project is seeking local people over the age of 19 to join the course to develop their personal and social skills that are vital to securing employment.

Lindsey Smith, the Project Manager leading on the course delivery, said: “We’re hoping to help unemployed people who live in County Durham who are looking to access new opportunities. Some people may have been away from learning or work for a long period of time, and this course has been specially tailored to help people who may be lacking in confidence or self-esteem.”

The course focuses on the development of job seeking skills, improving personal confidence and self-awareness, and increasing the ability to recognise employment opportunities. The course takes place for a minimum of six weeks and will be held at DISC’s headquarters at Newton Aycliffe and is free to those who meet the eligibility requirements.

DISC is a leading provider of independent training, specialising in working with young people and adults from across County Durham. The course is funded through Durham County Council’s Adult Learning and skills service. For more information call 01325 731160.