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16 . Glasgow Business March/April 2013


Are you ready for retirement?


Courses help those coming to the end of their careers cope with the tricky transition to full- time retirement


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any people look forward with confidence to stopping working and


have planned their retirement for quite some time. However, for many other men and women, it comes as a life changing experience of enforced leisure and other changes which they find themselves ill-equipped to cope with, according to Te Scotish Pre-Retirement Council. Angela Fowlis, Director of the


charity, which offers educational courses to facilitate the change from working life to retirement, says too many fail to take advantage of the opportunities this new period of life offers.


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She said: “Approaching


retirement requires the same process of self-analysis and consultation as you would go through with a career change. “Tis is the time to look at all


your options and discover what it is you really want. It’s about personal planning – the opportunity to take a step back


» Forthcoming training


FIRST AID AT WORK - REQUALIFICATION (TWO DAYS) Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 April


BONDS AND GUARANTEES (HALF DAY – AM) Monday 15 April


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AND PROCEDURES Thursday 18 April


WINNING EXPORT ORDERS Tuesday 23 April


FOCUS ON ... BLOGGING Tuesday 23 April


FOCUS ON ... YOUTUBE Wednesday 24 April


PRE-RETIREMENT COURSE Wednesday 1 May


TARIFF CODES (HALF DAY – AM) Tuesday 14 May


FOCUS ON ... LINKEDIN (HALF DAY – AM) Wednesday 15 May


For further information on all our courses, please contact our Training Department on 0141 204 8332, email training@glasgowchamberofcommerce.com or visit www.glasgowchamberofcommerce.com


and ask yourself: ‘How can I create an enjoyable and enriching retirement lifestyle which is purposeful, fulfilling and rewarding?’” Te Scotish Pre-Retirement


Council holds two-day courses in Anniesland College, City of Glasgow College, Langside College and Reid Kerr College as


well as one-day courses in hotels in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dunfermline. Invited speakers provide expert


guidance and advice on a variety of topics, covering everything from the financial and legal aspects of planning your retirement to keeping fit, voluntary and adult education opportunities and how to cope with relationship and family maters. Glasgow Chamber is delighted


to be working in partnership with Te Scotish Pre-Retirement Council to promote their courses to its members and the wider business community.


KEEP UP TO DATE WITH


CHAMBER TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES For further information on the courses offered by the Scottish Pre-Retirement Council, please visit our website: www. glasgowchamberofcommerce.com or call Elaine Rodger, Head of Training and Development, Tel: 0141 204 8332.


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