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Language and learning for work


A Danish project has exceeded its targets in helping women with immigrant backgrounds find their way towards work

In Denmark, the language teaching centre Sprogcenter Nordsjælland led the ‘Women on their way’ project to help women from ethnic minorities get closer to finding a job. According to project manager Annette Thielke, the project’s success is due to its focus on combining language learning, further education and work placement – an approach which is necessary in order to help these women enter the Danish labour force. By the end of the project, 188 women had taken part, half have found jobs and four out of ten have started further education – numbers that are well above the project’s initial targets.