Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Employability Update.

Following a bit of much needed 'Spring' cleaning the DRC office now has two new learning spaces where young people can access the internet, job search, continue developing their CV's or use one of our many training resources. Pictured here are two long term members of the project. One young person is studying for his driving theory test while another young person concentrates on progressing with CSCS 'Health, Safety and Awareness' training. The computers have been updated with the latest software and have been extremely useful as a means of engagement. Young people know our office is a safe and welcoming environment where they can concentrate and focus on the task in hand. As workers, this set up is highly productive. We can set objectives with each individual, keep a close eye on their progress and provide ongoing feedback.

Here's another positive example of the progress being made by young people participating in the Pathfinder programme. Michael has been a valued member of the DRC Youth Project for many years. We are very proud of the progress he has made over the years and wish him all the best in his new full time role as a General Maintenance Worker with PNM Handyman Services. Here's a quote from Michael on the positive impact Pathfinder has had on his life "I have learnt a lot through the programme, I have grown in confidence and now have the ability to use my initiative and work independently". Brilliant stuff. Well done Michael!