Glasgow Fort has partnered with FARE Scotland, an Easterhouse-based charity focused on improving the lives of disadvantaged people in the local community, to launch a new free employability programme.
Launching in Glasgow Fort’s Customer Services Suite on Monday 16th May, the initiative will support young people to develop their employability skills through work placements and training, including any relevant SCQF rated courses such as first aid and health & safety.
The initiative will also provide individuals with a personalised action plan with short and long-term goals to achieve, as well as access to advice and guidance once they have completed their training. Retailers at the centre will also be able to give staff the opportunity to gain or develop skills through the programme.
FARE Scotland runs a number of different schemes to choose from, including FARE Retail, FARE Futures, FARE Hospitality, FARE Sports, FARE Create and FARE Play.
Phil Goodman, centre director at Glasgow Fort, said: “We’re always looking for opportunities to support our local community where and when we can and our new partnership with FARE Scotland does just that.
“FARE’s programmes don’t only offer a stepping stone for those looking to gain the necessary experience but will also help them to develop relationships with future employers.”
Bernie Devlin, employability manager at FARE Scotland, said: “We’re thrilled to be able to offer FARE Scotland’s employability programme with the support of Glasgow Fort. The centre is the primary retail destination for many people in the area, so having it as a hub for our new programme makes it simple for them to drop in and enquire.
“Having the support of Glasgow Fort and its retailers means that we can support a wider reach of local people looking to upskill or kickstart their career in retail.”