Mark Tami presents award to recent Green team Traineeship graduates

Green Team JSHS 2016Mark Tami MP joined the Ground Work North Wales Green Team Traineeship graduates to celebrate their end of course graduation. The Traineeship aims to help learners aged 16 -24 build their confidence and employability skills by completing accredited and employer focused qualifications.

The students were thrilled to have their local MP there who had this to say.

Bo Horley picking up his award

Bo Horley picking up his award

“The term ‘employability’ is used an awful lot these days, and I’m sure young people must be sick of hearing it. In reality though it is an incredibly important term as it is a very difficult market out there. The qualifications that these young people have gained will prove invaluable for them as they look to get themselves into employment.”

The traineeship is based at John Summers Community Cluster in Shotton and funded by Flintshire County Council Vibrant and Viable Places funding.

During the course each learner gained an average of 3 accredited qualifications. There was also a focus on improving environmental and green values – with practical

Hannah Southam with her award

Hannah Southam with her award

projects completed at Wepre Park and Connahs Quay Health Centre.

Green Team tutor Clive Rowland said; “I’m extremely proud of this year’s graduates. We are especially pleased that all of the current learners are now progressing beyond Green Team onto positive outcomes in employment, college and work placements with Lift Project at Communities First in Shotton.”

Clive also expressed his gratitude to “the Vibrant & Viable Places team at Flintshire County Council for funding the scheme”, and also to the “management and staff at John Summers Community Cluster in Shotton who have supported the tutors and learners every step of this fantastic 12 week journey”