A celebration event was held in Forgewood Community Centre to celebrate the achievements of young people who have just completed their yearlong job opportunities through the Young Person’s Guarantee scheme.
Over the past year, the Assistant Support Workers, who are aged between 16 and 24 years, have been working with our Community Learning and Development team and gaining the skills, knowledge and confidence to move into sustainable employment.
Provost Kenneth Duffy joined senior council officers in presenting the YPG staff with their personal portfolios.
The Young Person's Guarantee brings together employers, partners and young people. It aims to connect every 16- to 24-year-old in Scotland to an opportunity. This could be a job, apprenticeship, further or higher education, training or volunteering. It could also be an enterprise opportunity.
Ten of the 14 staff members moved into further employment within the council, and three staff have moved onto university to study community education.
Councillor Angela Campbell, Convener of Education, Children and Families, said: "This celebration is a testament to the talent and determination of our young workforce. Their achievements inspire us all and highlight the positive impact of the Young Person's Guarantee."
The event provided an opportunity for the staff to showcase their learning journeys with presentations and photo displays.