It was in response to this want that the Colonial Training College at Stoke Prior was started at Bromsgrove, Worcester, by the British Women's Emigration Association. This has for its object practical training in cooking, housewife, laundry, poultry-keeping, dairy work, and simple dressmaking, and the course lasts three months or longer. At the end of the term certificates showing capacity, etc., are given to satisfactory pupils, and they are assisted as far as possible in obtaining posts in- the colonies. The girls coming from the Stoke Prior Training College- are readily snapped up. , The accommodation, .howeve.er, is limited, and the rooms are invariably full, which shows.the need there is for other colleges - on. similar lines, besides those "whi>h already exist. In tiddition to this home training, it is felt by many that the English girl should be given some idea of training'under local conditions. These she generally learns as "home help," which post can generally be found,on her arrival owing to the great lack of domestic workers. A point 'which cannot be too 'strongly emphasised is that when a girl is out to' earn her living in the Overseas Dominions, she must be content with small beginnings, and everyone begins at the ] bottom unless exceptionally placed. It often falls to the lot of the woman to foeg,-n as "a home help," and such training, if rightly used, will be of the greatest assistance to her in studying and learning the ways of the country.
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TRAINING EMIGRANTS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8799, 20 February 1914
TRAINING EMIGRANTS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8799, 20 February 1914
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