Thenue Housing Association’s ‘Learning Works’ programme which has recently received a welcome funding boost from Big Lottery has completed its fifth programme and is now in its sixth intake of students, supported by Glasgow Kelvin College!!
The programme, which is also part-funded by Clyde Gateway and the Scottish Government’s ‘People and Communities’ fund, was organised and resourced by Thenue Housing Association to deliver employability and personal development skills to local residents in the East End. Alan Inglis, Vice Principal of Glasgow Kelvin College, was delighted to present college certificates to each of the successful students at the College’s East End Campus.
Running for 10 weeks at a time, this initiative has now witnessed over 80 people gaining skills for employability and personal wellbeing, equipping them for the workplace or further learning. This most recent group of learners to complete were full of praise for the support they received from the Employability Support Worker and are keen to put their new-found skills into practice.
Presenting their certificates, Alan Inglis, Vice Principal – Learning and Teaching at Glasgow Kelvin College, said,
“We are delighted to once again host the ceremony recognising the achievements of the students on this hugely worthwhile programme. The success of the ‘Learning Works’ groups underscores the value of partnership working and we are privileged to be part of this. Congratulations go to all the learners who are here this evening, and to the staff who have supported them on this journey. Our thanks go out to Thenue Housing Association for their continued trust and confidence and we look forward to continuing our partnership in the future.”
Tracy Lennon, Employability Support Worker at Thenue said,
“Learning Works has been an incredible success. We are doing our bit to help get people back into work.”
Local Councillor, Yvonne Kucuk, congratulating the students said;
“Learning changed my life and I am always supportive of what the college does. Courses like the Learning Works programme can be the first step on the road to realising your aspirations and the start of a whole new future”.