This summer will see a wide variety of free courses for those aged 16 to 18 run at Newton Rigg College.
The courses are varied and include, a Level 2 Award in All Terrain Vehicle Handling, a Certificate of Competence in Tractor Driving and Related Operations and teamwork in equine skills to name but a few.
Eden District Council's Business Ambassador Councillor Debbie Wicks said, "I'm giving my full support to Newton Rigg putting on these courses over the summer. The courses will provide young people in Eden with valuable skills as they enter the world of work. I know from discussions with a range of employers that they want to see more young people coming forward with a broad skill set and these types of courses provide practical skills that are important to a range of Eden businesses."
Wes Johnson, Campus Principal at Newton Rigg College said, "It's great to have the backing of Eden District Council's Business Ambassador for the Summer School Programme. We've listened to what local businesses need from their future employees and designed the courses to reflect those requirements. We know from national figures that young people are increasingly finding it hard to gain employment once they have left study so we are doing all we can to make sure our young people are well equipped with the skills they will need in the future. Along with the Eden District Council's new apprenticeship scheme that will be launched this year and through the efforts of other organisations in the area, I'm confident that our young people will get all the help and support they need to find the jobs that are right for them."
The courses commence in July and early booking of the course places is advisable as they are likely to prove popular. Further details can be found on Newton Rigg's Website: www.newtonrigg.ac.uk or by calling 01768 893400.
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For more information contact the Communication Officer at Eden District Council tel: 01768 212137.