The Thenue Housing Association ‘Learning Works’ programme which won the national Scottish Learning Partnership Group Award 2013 earlier this year has just completed its fourth programme, supported by Glasgow Kelvin College!!
The programme, which is 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. Previously, John Wheatley College supported them in this provision and the eight learners who were recognised last week have been awarded their Glasgow Kelvin College certificates.
Running for 10 weeks at a time, this initiative has recruited groups of unemployed residents who have come on the programme to acquire skills and qualifications, helping them to become ‘work-ready’. The programme has been a resounding success with all those who have completed moving on to a positive destination in work, volunteering or further learning. One of the group is already moving onto a job working in the community and others are looking to progress to the Community Development programme at Kelvin. This most recent group of learners to complete were full of praise for the support they received from the Employability Co-ordinator and are keen to put their new-found skills into practice.
In addition to computing, communication, health & wellbeing skills, learners also had input from Thenue Housing Association’s Money Advice Team which helped them with budgeting and organising their household income.
Their certificates were presented by Lawrence McCabe, Community Regeneration Manager of Thenue Housing Association, and Alan Inglis, Vice Principal – Learning and Teaching at Glasgow Kelvin College, who 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 working as closely with you all in the future.”
A spokesman for Thenue Housing said:
Thenue Housing greatly value our partnership with Glasgow Kelvin College. Together we are making a difference to people’s lives through the outstanding success of the Learning Works initiative. We congratulate those who have completed the course and look forward to continuing to help others.
The eight talented learners are pictured here with staff from both Thenue Housing and Glasgow Kelvin College.
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Lesley Lang, Marketing
Glasgow Kelvin College
Tel: 0141-588 1567