Cothrom is seeking a suitably experienced and qualified individual to take responsibility for the development and delivery of the Uist youth café serving the community of Uist and Benbecula. The Post holder will develop a programme of activities and lead on these across a range of venues, including weekly in Balivanich. Activities will be focussed on personal development, health and well-being advice and information and fun.
More information and application paperwork available below and on our vacancy page.
Charlotte, one of our Modern Apprentices in Business and Administration, is undertaking her current work placement at ReStore. Modern Apprenticeships carry a focus on practical learning, with work placements playing a large part of the qualification. Charlotte began her Modern Apprenticeship at ReStore after participating in stages 2 and 3 of the Employability Fund here at Cothrom. Moving on to a Modern Apprenticeship is a natural progression for Charlotte.
Some of her day to day responsibilities as a Modern Apprentice in ReStore include shop duties such as customer service, completing sales through our till, and checklisting and pricing new furniture. She also updates the ReStore online catalogue, both on Instagram and Facebook. One of her most challenging tasks is the organisation of the van - mapping out where collections and deliveries are, as well as keeping in touch with customers and the van workers.
As part of her apprenticeship she has regular meetings with a supervisor and must submit a portfolio of evidence reflecting her learning.
Charlotte has undertaken three different work placements as part of the Employability Fund and her Modern Apprenticeship. These have not only given her a variety of experience great for her CV, but it's also been a great confidence boost.
Speak to our Training Co-ordinator if you think a Modern Apprenticeship is something for you. We are also always looking to partner up with local businesses who could benefit from taking on a Modern Apprentice.
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This week is Scottish Apprenticeship Week. Cothrom offers Modern Apprenticeships in a variety of industries. 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 get in touch to find out more about Modern Apprenticeships.
Our Adult Learners hold a monthly C.A.L.F. Meeting here at Cothrom. The purpose of these meetings is to provide an opportunity for our learners to be involved in their own learning at Cothrom - through suggesting new courses, fund raising and day trips. These meetings also gives learners a space to discuss their opinions on matters relating to their learning at Cothrom and issues within the community.
Each month we also invite a guest speaker along to give our learners a talk on many topics such as Health and Wellbeing, Education, Work and general advice or support.
Our next meeting is on Tuesday March 12th at 11:30am here in the Learning Centre in Ormiclate. Welcome!
Always wanted to have your own garden, but not sure where to start?
Learn to grow your own vegetables and flowers with the free SVQ level 1 and 2 course in Horticulture delivered by Cothrom in partnership with Lews Castle College
You will learn how to sow, grow, harvest, cook and preserve your produce. Learn what grows well on the islands and how to achieve the best results in your garden; equip yourself with new skills in pruning, propagating and producing colourful flower borders; improve the overall look of your garden or allotment and learn how to use a range of equipment.
Read more here, or get in touch with our Training Co-ordinator on 01878 700910 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cothrom has secured grant funding from the Scottish Government Aspiring Communities Fund. The award will enable Cothrom to expand its learning, mentoring and support services within the local community. The “Grow Me” project will offer support and advice to enable people to access services to improve their quality of life and participate more fully in the life of the community. Susan Thomson has recently taken up the post within Cothrom and will be supported in the delivery by adult learning staff within Cothrom and other local providers.
The centre in Ormiclate will provide focus for the activities whilst outreach events will ensure that the community from Berneray to Barra has access to the service.
Increasing local service provision and encouraging inclusion and participation in community life leads to strengthened and empowered communities. The Aspiring Communities Funding of the “Grow Me” project will enable Cothrom to continue to provide community centred learning, training and childcare and to develop and deliver long term local solutions that address local priorities and needs.
We will be at the Claddach Kirkibost Centre on Tuesday February 5th for another drop-in session on digital skills.
Cothrom provides SVQ accredited training in a number of areas including business and admin, hospitality, childcare and health and social care. We are currently looking to recruit Freelance Tutors to support our team at Ormiclate in South Uist with travel throughout Uist to support students within the workplace.
Read more and access application details on our vacancy page here.
Cothrom are delighted to be working with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar on the delivery of Foundation Apprenticeships within the Western Isles. We have been delivering Foundation Apprenticeships in Sgoil Lionacleit since 2017, supporting young people within school and within the workplace to achieve these excellent qualifications. The qualifications are relevant to those looking to move into work or into further education or training after school. Cothrom will be available at roadshow events to talk to young people about how the courses are delivered and what the benefits are. We will be working with local employers in Uist and Benbecula to support placements. If any students, parents or employers would like more details we are happy to discuss.
Read more on the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar website, here.
If you're looking to improve your skill set or CV this year, we have a wide range of courses and qualifications available to get you started.