Oatridge Wins an Award for its Work with Young People

Published Wednesday, 28th November 2012 in Education news

Oatridge Helix Award

Oatridge Campus, along with local partners, have won the Partnership of the Year Award at the 2012 Backing Falkirk’s Future Awards.

SRUC Oatridge – in its former incarnation as Oatridge College – teamed up with the Helix programme, Falkirk Council’s Employment and Training Unit and Central Scotland Forest Trust (CSFT) to offer vocational training courses to disadvantaged young people in the area.

Oatridge College delivered SVQ Level 2 Landscaping plus industry specific short training courses to12 young people in conjunction with the Helix Programme.

The Helix ILM (Intermediate Labour Market) programme targets the Falkirk area’s most disadvantaged individuals offering personal development and practical skills training to enable them to progress into sustainable employment.  

The partnership was also a finalist in the Economic and Employment Initiative of the Year category.

Representatives from the partnership collected the award from Linda Gow, Vice Convener of Economic Strategy and Development Committee.

The picture above shows Ronnie Simpson, Helix head of business development (left), and Mark Smillie, CSFT head of Finance and Operational Development, with Councillor Gow. Missing is Brian Williams, Oatridge Training Business Manager


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