Scheme targets unemployed youth

Rick Moore from Tayside Fire Service overseeing the re-building of the two motor cycles at Arbroath Fire Station.
Rick Moore from Tayside Fire Service overseeing the re-building of the two motor cycles at Arbroath Fire Station.

UNEMPLOYED youths in Angus were recently given an opportunity to learn new skills thanks to a community partnership.

Angus Council’s 16+ Learning Choices, The Rural and Urban Training Scheme (RUTs) and Tayside Fire and Rescue gave six teenagers, aged 16 to 18, the chance to undertake an SQA qualification.

The unit, ‘Use of handtools’ gave the young people access to new skills and over six days in March they took part in a series of workshops.

They learned about the use of handtools, basic motorcycle care and maintenance and about further relevant training opportunities.