A HOUSING association in Burnley is providing its tenants with a free new training programme.

Calico has organised a 13-week scheme designed to help increase people’s confidence, and provide them with new skills to boost their CVs.

The course also helps customers understand more about the range of services Calico provides and discuss how the services can be improved.

Emma Foden, who successfully completed the programme, said: “Calico Academy for me was the best experience of the year.

“I met a lot of different people who have become friends. It opened up a lot of doors in my life that I didn’t know I had.”

The next Academy course starts on Thursday, April 24 at 10am, and will take place at Calico’s offices on Centenary Court, Croft Street, Burnley.

To reserve a place, call Mandy on 01282 686398 by Monday, April 7.