Course helps young people with on the job training

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YOUNG people in North Lanarkshire have been acquiring knowledge and skills to help secure a job in social care thanks to a pilot project by The Prince’s Trust Scotland.

The Get Into Social Care scheme was run in partnership with North Lanarkshire’s More Choices More Chances Partnership and social care charity Quarriers at Motherwell Football Club.

A special ceremony was held at Fir Park to celebrate the group’s success in completing a certificated course that required them to understand areas such as epilepsy awareness, emergency first aid, food hygiene, safe handling, introduction to autism and SCIP (Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention).

The group also got on the job experience, completing work experience placements with local employers.

For full story, see this week’s Times & Speaker, dated Thursday, June 9.