ISCAL in Halifax is hosting an open day to demonstrate the facilities at the site and highlight the opportunities available to support people into employment.
ISCAL is owned and operated by Calderdale Council and helps local people with disabilities or other barriers to work to move into employment. ISCAL is also one of the country’s leading manufacturers of coasters, napkins and other tissue-based products, and it is this capacity that gives people genuine experience of working environments as they build their skills and confidence.
The factory, which is located at Atlas Business Park, Gibbet Street, Halifax, will host a free open day on Wednesday 11 May 2022 from 10am -12noon where visitors can enjoy a tour of the building and hear from existing staff members about the opportunities ISCAL provides. There will also be the opportunity to ask questions and speak to the Council’s Employment Hub to discuss support available and the ways in which barriers to employment can be overcome.
To attend the open day event, people can register for a ticket on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iscal-open-day-tickets-332644788517?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb(external link). Alternatively contact email@example.com or call 01422 352054.
Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Resources, Cllr Silvia Dacre, said:
“ISCAL is a really important facility offering an employability programme to people who experience multiple barriers to accessing work. It provides bespoke support and opportunities for people to gain independence and learn vital skills to help them thrive in the workplace and equip them for future employment.
“The facility can help people from a variety of backgrounds, requiring varying levels of support or guidance. The upcoming open day will allow visitors to find out more about the opportunities available at ISCAL and the Council’s Employment Hub team will also be on hand to provide advice.
“The Council is committed to reducing inequalities and the work of ISCAL supports this priority and the vision for Calderdale in 2024 as a place where you can realise your potential, whoever you are.”
Robert Moroney, who works as a Machines Operative at ISCAL, said:
“Together, ISCAL and Workwise have given me fresh hope, when I thought I couldn’t work after my accident. I enjoy working at ISCAL immensely; there is a feel-good factor that exists here.”