Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser

Employment programmes


A £3.2m package of education and training programmes have been developed for young people in Monklands to increase their employment opportunit­ies.

The funding has been provided to North Lanarkshir­e from the Scottish Government’s Young Person’s Guarantee initiative to support 16 to 24-year-olds impacted by the downturn in the economy as a result of the Covid pandemic.

During 2021/22, the council aims to use the money to help more than 400 young people through a variety of programme designed to meet their employment needs.

“With many young people losing their jobs during the pandemic, this funding for North Lanarkshir­e will allow the council to provide much needed training and support for 16 to 24 year olds,”said Councillor Allan Graham, convener of the enterprise and growth committee.

“Our employment rogrammes offer practical work experience and training to increase young people’s skills and knowledge, helping them into jobs and giving them a positive career start.”

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