Case Study: Alan Hamil­ton

Ayrshire Post - - News -

Fork­lift train­ing af­ter Alan Hamil­ton had been made re­dun­dant meant he was the front run­ner for a new job. the 44- year- old from Cum­ber­nauld was work­ing as a fab­ri­ca­tor for a com­pany in Bell­shill last Oc­to­ber when it an­nounced re­dun­dan­cies.

Alan said: “the peo­ple came in from PACE, in­clud­ing skills De­vel­op­ment scot­land and New Col­lege la­nark­shire as well as Routes to Work, right away. they couldn’t have done any more for us.”

Af­ter meet­ing Alan, Routes to Work train­ing co­or­di­na­tor Mar­ion Paterson as­sessed his ex­ist­ing skills and sug­gested cour­ses to en­hance his prospects.

It was agreed that un­der­tak­ing Coun­ter­bal­ance fork­lift train­ing, along with CsCs ( Con­struc­tion skills Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion scheme) cer­ti­fi­ca­tion would of­fer him im­proved job prospects.

Alan also up­dated his CV with help from PACE Ad­viser Glenn Manchip, who spe­cialises in sup­port­ing peo­ple fac­ing re­dun­dancy.

Con­dor­rat- based Alan said: “I went for the job with Alumac ( scot­land) and there were other peo­ple who were ex­pe­ri­enced fab­ri­ca­tors like me, but I had the fork­lift li­cence and I’ve been told this helped me get the job.”

shona struthers, Col­leges scot­land’s Chief Ex­ec­u­tive, said: “the strong part­ner­ship be­tween New Col­lege la­nark­shire, skills De­vel­op­ment scot­land, and the scot­tish Gov­ern­ment through PACE al­lowed Alan to im­me­di­ately re­train which quickly led to him be­ing em­ployed as a fork­lift op­er­a­tor.

“the ser­vices de­liv­ered by PACE Part­ners play a cru­cial role by re­tain­ing ca­pa­ble peo­ple in the work­force, and scot­land’s col­leges re­main ut­terly com­mit­ted to con­tin­u­ing this suc­cess­ful part­ner­ship ap­proach.”

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