Objective One project Build and
Train Cornwall Holistic celebrates first successes
The first cohort to complete their training under the Objective
One project Build and Train Cornwall Holistic celebrated their
achievements on April 25th 2003 with an informal celebration
at Cornwall College.
The project received investment from Objective One and the
SRB 6 fund towards the partnership initiative involving the
Young Builders Trust, Penwith Housing Association, Cornwall
College and various construction contractors.
The individual members of the group graduating on Friday
were all from targeted areas of Penwith, Kerrier and from
Penwerris in Carrick. They started on the programme in May
of 2002 and have experienced a mix of College-based training
and site-based work experience appropriate for National Vocational
Qualification Level 2 achievement.
The project has provided the members with training, tools,
safety-wear and travel allowances as well as offering additional
assistance from Project Support Officers based at Cornwall
College who regularly visit the work placements.
Thirteen graduates achieved a variety of outcomes.
Twelve achieved NVQ Level 1; nine achieved NVQ Level 2 (two
have work to do to gain Level 2) and two have achieved units
toward NVQ Level 3. Nine have been offered permanent employment
by their work experience placement companies and two have
to finish Level 2 before they too are offered jobs.
Commenting on the importance of the training for the project's
beneficiaries, David Bishop, Operations Director of the Young
Builders Trust said: "Without the investment from Objective
One and SRB 6 this project would not have happened. The 'graduates'
being congratulated here today could possibly still be unemployed
and the remaining sixty-six members currently in training
would not have the opportunity to become qualified and gain
Objective One Programme Director Carleen Kelemen said: "We
are delighted to see that Objective One's investment in providing
a way to work is seeing tangible benefits. The beneficiaries
of this scheme now have the relevant skills to match the needs
of Cornwall's booming construction industry and we wish them
every success in their future careers.
Objective One Partnership Office
Truro TR1 2UD
Tel: 01872 241379
Fax: 01872 241388
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