College set to help teens into employment

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TELFORD College has launched a new Junior College aimed at 16 to 19-year-olds.

It will offer a portfolio of courses within the current campus that support the Curriculum for Excellence and provide them with an alternative route to employment.

Courses, which range from construction to creative design, support the Scottish Government’s pledge of a guaranteed place in education and training for all 16 to 19-year-olds.

Head of learner services at the college, Myra McCabe, said: “The aim of the new approach is to ensure opportunities for training are delivered in a way that is both attractive and accessible to young people, and that offers a real post-college link to employment.”

The college said it was the first in the Capital to create the new initiative. Courses will start in September and applications for places at the college are open until the end of May.