Top marks for stu­dent

Praise on place­ment

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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.

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