Top marks for student
Praise on placement
A Castlemilk student has been praised for playing a key role in delivering one of Scotland’s largest construction projects – the £150million Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre.
Twenty- two- year- old Jenna Young, who is enrolled in the Skills for Work and Life course at Glasgow Clyde College’s Cardonald Campus, has been commended for her performance during a recent placement.
Jenna is set to accept the invitation of another placement with Interserve as she progress onto a more advanced course at Glasgow Clyde College after summer.
“I would like to go back to Interserve for the next course I’m doing, Moving Into Work,” she explained. “I found the placement absolutely amazing. The staff were so kind.
“I was doing admin, typing and photocopying and filing and helping at reception, mainly on the computer dealing with delivery orders.
“The construction project is something great that’s being built in Glasgow and it will help the environment. I would like to do more of that kind of work. It’s really good that I’ve been able to contribute to it.”
She was described as “remarkable” by Janet McLean, the Community Benefit Officer at Interserve who helped organise her placement.
Ms McLean added: “Jenna and the other three students on placement from Glasgow Clyde College were brilliant.
“Considering when I first met each student, the difference in them when they started and when they finished here is astounding.
“Their change in confidence was amazing. They were remarkable and the people working with them were delighted with their performance. They have made a huge impact and we miss not having them here. I would welcome them back if they wanted to take on any other programmes with us.”
Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre, set for completion in spring 2016, represents an exciting new development in Scotland’s largest city.
The impressive, modern facility, will feature some of the most advanced recycling and renewable energy technologies operating across Europe and beyond – moving from Scotland playing catch up, to Glasgow pioneering Scottish sustainable waste.
The centre is expected to recycle almost all “green bin” waste from throughout Glasgow and produce energy to supply 22,000 homes via the national grid.
The £154million centre,is expected to aid the regeneration of Polmadie and bring opportunities for local social enterprises and businesses by incorporating facilities and programmes to promote environmental education for young and old alike.