Over the last three weeks young people in Eyemouth have been trying their hand at cooking, charcuterie, joinery and upholstery.
The hands-on skill days were jointly organised by Scottish Borders Council’s community learning and development staff and Seton Care.
“We were keen to offer young people the opportunity to find out what sector of work would appeal to them by letting them have a shot at it themselves,” said Els Nicol, community and learning development worker for the Eyemouth area.
“Young people are sometimes not sure what career to choose, so this was considered a good way of introducing them to the practical skills involved.”
“The young people were very well supported by volunteers from our community who came and offered their skills and expertise for free”, added Susan Tomlinson, from Seton Care.
Els and Susan would like to thank the following people: Christine and Peter Tucker from Tiore B&B, Kelso; Rachel Hammond from Hammond Charcuterie, Eyemouth; Frank and Andy from Bowmont Forrest Sawmill, Kelso; George and Daniel from Thomas Charles Upholstery, Berwick.
For information on employability projects contact Susan (018907 51344) or Els (0792 008 3396).