Moving On is an innovative employment programme for women in Kerry, managed by NEWKD. We offer women free training, support & links with employers. Moving On is going from strength to strength, with almost 200 participants since we began in 2017.
The Moving On programme is very creative and participative. We make every effort to respond to the varying needs of the group each year. The first part of the main ten-week Moving On programme focuses on personal development, supporting women to clarify their vision and goals. Many women have spent years putting others first and as one woman said, “I know what everyone else wants, but I don’t know what I want”. Once women have a clearer idea of where they want to go, we move onto the career preparation phase which includes CVs, networking and interview skills.
Moving On runs a mentoring programme and works closely with the Kerry Business Women’s Network. We are also very interested in working with employers to provide long term sustainable and quality employment particularly in the context of climate action initiatives.
According to the co-ordinator Lisa Fingleton:
“This is a time of transition and opportunity where we can focus on biodiversity, transport, home insulation, local food initiatives and eco/agri-tourism which can all contribute to climate action as well as enhancing the lives of every person in Kerry”.
If you would like to offer your expertise as a mentor, speaker or trainer, we would like to hear from you. If you have specific opportunities that may be of interest to Women Returners, please contact us.
"Moving on has meant so much to me. I trust people more now and it is a great feeling. I am so much more assertive now and my confidence has soared. I feel stronger now for the world and thank you, the two Lisa's very very much".
"Thank you for all your amazing help through this journey I have been on. It has been an amazing time. I have learned so much from both of you and I will not forget what you have taught me. I have made many friends for life. Lots of love".
"To the two Lisas, I am so grateful and thankful to ye both for so much ye have done for me. This course has opened up my eyes to so many opportunities. I now have a routine to life, confident in myself, confidence in speaking, courage to change my ways".