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WiSA Women Returners Programme

The WiSA Women Returners Programme is made up of different training opportunities, all of which will be delivered online during the month of March.

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WiSA Women Returners Programme

Helping women into aquaculture

WiSA Women Returners Programme

Women in Scottish Aquaculture (WiSA) has received Scottish Government funding to help women living in rural areas and not currently in employment to get back to work.

Women take career breaks for many reasons, including raising children or other caring responsibilities and can find different barriers to returning, such as a lack of suitable childcare. At some point, it will be the right time to return to work, and whether you previously worked in the aquaculture industry or not, WiSA is here to provide support.

The WiSA Women Returners Programme is made up of different training opportunities, all of which will be delivered online during the month of March. All participants are expected to attend the introductory and closing sessions. However, you can pick and choose from the optional elements in the rest of the programme.

Mandatory sessions:

  • Welcome session with WiSA Secretary Mary Fraser and Co-Chairs Rowena Hoare and Teresa Garzon, including key members of the industry, 5th March, 11.00 - 12.00
  • Wrap up meeting, delivered by SAIC, 30th March, time TBC.

Optional elements – pick as many as you like, but bear in mind places are limited:

Each of these elements are explained in detail, including dates and times, in the WiSA Women Returners Programme Course Content document – download it here before making your choices.

If you are interested in taking part in the programme, please complete the Eventbrite registration, choosing your sessions. If you have any queries, please get in touch with WiSA Secretary Mary Fraser. Please only register if you are currently based in Scotland, otherwise, unfortunately, your bookings will be cancelled. 

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