Cllr Muir remarked: “Whilst the Loughview Ward in Holywood continues to generate many fantastic leaders such as golfing legend Rory McIlroy I recently received statistics which detail that 64.5% of people living in the Loughview Ward, Holywood have ‘No or low levels of qualifications’.
“After becoming aware of this fact I lobbied South Eastern Regional College to expand the range of courses available locally in order to ensure local people can easily increase their skills if so desired. In response SERC now intend to deliver Essential Skills courses at their Holywood Campus which is located on the Old Holywood Road near Redburn and Loughview Estates.
“Numeracy classes will commence on Tuesday 17 January 2012 from 6.30pm to 9.30pm with Literacy classes then commencing on Friday 20 January 2012 from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Anyone wishing to enrol should simply turn up on the evening or morning of the class whilst more details can be obtained from Annett Dixon Tel 028 9127 6600 or mobile number 07920756347 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Classes are free for people who do not have a GCSE qualification in one of these areas to be studied”.”
“With the courses delivered locally in a friendly environment by experienced tutors I strongly encourage anyone who wants to improve their Literacy or Numeracy skills to sign up and grasp the opportunities now available”