Join Staff, Learners and Nursery Children in supporting National Numeracy Day with fun activities using numbers and finding out how we use them in everyday life.
Cothrom ReStore was recently awarded Revolve certification. This has enabled us to implement better quality standards, an improved shopping experience, and new customer service skills.
You can read a longer feature about this in an article by the Stornoway Gazette, available here.
We are proud to announce that Cothrom ReStore has recently been awarded the Committed to Excellence Award through EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management).
EFQM Committed to Excellence is an assessment and recognition scheme that helps organisations introduce an excellence initiative and deliver improved results. With this award we have demonstrated improved levels of organisational procedures, visual merchandising, and customer service.
We are always aiming to improve our services in any way we can and, with gaining this award, we are delighted to be able to show our customers and service users that we are committed to continual progression and development.
On the Skills Development Scotland website you can read about two pupils from Sgoil Lionacleit who are undertaking Foundation Apprenticeships in Social Care and Young People. This qualification is delivered by one of our experienced tutors, who teaches on site in the school once a week.
Foundation Apprenticeships are a great way for young people to explore a desired career path, while getting work experience, a qualification, and skills useful in pursuing higher education.
You can read more about Georgia here (in Gaelic), and about Anna here. Or you can click on their individual photos below.
If you are looking for more information about Modern- or Foundation Apprenticeships, don't hesitate to get in touch on email@example.com or on 01878 700910.
Last year Donnie and his film crew came to ReStore to partake in some upcycling projects. The episode aired last night on BBC Alba, but you can catch it here on BBC iPlayer for another month.
Pass it on Week is a national call to action for people in Scotland to embrace the incredible potential of re-use. The aim is to make buying a second hand kitchen table as normal as re-using a carrier bag.
So the week commencing March 12th you'll get 20% off any furniture in the ReStore shop when you donate a small piece of furniture yourself, such as bedside units, chairs, or chest of drawers.
Please consult our Furniture Collections page for guidelines on donating furniture.
To celebrate Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2018 drop-in sessions, with Skills Development Scotland Careers Adviser and Cothrom Staff, will be held on Wednesday 7th March in the Ormiclate Learning Centre from 10am to 4pm and Thursday 8th March in Castlebay Community School from 10am to 2pm. These sessions will highlight the local apprentice opportunities available and promote the Modern Apprentice programme as the perfect way to learn while you earn.
Every employer wants to know they are recruiting highly capable, motivated people, and with the Modern Apprenticeship framework you have the added benefit of high quality training to industry-recognised standards. The framework also offers training that is as broad as it is flexible, meaning that not only are your employees learning skills that are important to the whole sector, but the actual training programme is adaptable enough to suit your company's specific requirements. Last but not least, there may be financial support from Skills Development Scotland for your Modern Apprentices if eligibility criteria is met.
Whether you are a potential apprentice or an employer thinking of offering an apprenticeship please come along to find out more about Modern Apprenticeships.