17. Aug, 2017

Health Week

Congratulations to our Bridgeton trainees who have just completed their “health week” – healthy eating, healthy cooking, swimming, keep fit and climbing at the Skypark!

7. Aug, 2017

Launchpad Programme

Congratulations to the 10 young people on Right Track's most recent Launchpad Programme who have all achieved their Personal Achievement Bronze Award and have progressed to the Accelerate Project and will work on their Personal Achievement Silver Award. Well done to all as everyone passed every single Launchpad challenge!

Congratulations

Success Story

Jay Malone left Right Track to take up employment in his work taster at Select Blinds in Coatbridge. 

Jay started Right Track at Coatbridge on our Stage 2 programme.  He was a quiet, shy boy who was unsure about his career choices and was looking for direction and support in this area, and also to improve his grades.

Jay successfully completed SQA qualifications at Level 4 –Numeracy, PD Practical Abilities and Information & Communication in our training centre.

Jay was offered a work Taster at Select Blinds, as an introduction to the world of work. Initially shy and very quiet, he became more self confident,  engaged with the staff and his attendance was 100%.  Jay was determined to make the most of his time as this had opened up new areas for him and he was willing to learn new skills that he hadn’t considered for himself.

Jay was offered full time employment at Select Blinds in the production area.

We are all very proud of Jay's achievements and wish him all the best for the future.

3. Aug, 2017

Great Opportunities

Work Experience with Right Track

We currently have a range of young people gaining work skill in a variety of areas throughout Glasgow and Lanarkshire, some with opportunities for permanent employment in the future, while others focus on giving our participants experience and confidence boosting tasters for a short time.

For those looking for experience and increased levels of confidence we have a variety of tasters available in Hairdressing in the Hamilton & Blantyre areas, Children's activity and play centre in Airdrie and Retail throughout Glasgow and Lanarkshire.

For those seeking permanent employment we have placements available in garages in Partick, Carpet and flooring companies in Drumchapel, the waste management facilities in Coatbridge, car wash/valeting centre in bellshill and many more.

If you are interested in any of our courses, get in touch with your nearest centre for more information.

1. Aug, 2017

Jobs!

Huge congratulations to the following Right Track participant who have recently secured secured employment in the following areas;
Louise Love employed at K.F.C and is now part of the team
Michael Shaw employed at Treads Garage, who after his probationary period will move on to an apprenticeship in mechanics
Paul Boyd employed with a roofing company and is working towards a trade
Keighley Mckenna employed in JD sports retail
Ryan Turner has progressed to employment at Vitchi Interiors, this will lead to a trade within the construction industry
Well done everyone and good luck for the future!

19. Jul, 2017

Congratulations to Stacey McAslan

Congratulations to Stacey McAslan who has secured a job in DiMaggio's in East Kilbride and is now training to be a Commis Chef. We wish her all the best in the future.

12. Jul, 2017

Jobs!

Congratulations to the following Right Track participants who have recently secured jobs;
Lauren Aitken employed in Admin at Select Blinds
Michaela Collins employed at Whale of a Time
Jennifer Boyle employed in retail at Go Outdoors
Jamie Mulholland employed at Monarch Garage
Jay Malone employed in manufacturing at Select Blinds
Well done everyone and good luck for the future!

12. Jul, 2017

Launchpad Programme

Our next Launchpad Programme starts w/c 17th and 24th of July.



This Project has been highly successful and it is first come first served for a place. If you want to do outdoor activities, team-building, confidence-building, try things you have never tried before, make new friends and feel really good about yourself, 3 days a week, for 6 weeks, with travel and an allowance of £30, it is first come first served.

Some recent comments from the Launchpad Programme include;

“Did things I never thought I could, the staff were brilliant”

“Was over too quickly, loved it, best time ever”

“Staff were so kind I felt I could talk”

“Didn’t have a best day, they were all good”

“Really felt I achieved something”

“Nobody judged you we were just a big team”

“Just laughed and laughed, made good friends”

“ Course really helped me, I feel much better about myself”

“We were just one big group, we were all the same”



If interested, please phone Ann on 0141-556-1991, contact us via Facebook or email annen@rtscot.co.uk

8. Mar, 2017

Good New Story

Shannon McKenna, a former trainee, who previously attended Right Track keeps in touch with us on how she is progressing in her Career as a Dog Groomer.
Shannon recently contacted us to advise that she has been contacted by the Dog Groomers’ Association in Germany and they have advised her that she is to be presented with The Aesculap Scholarship at Crufts this Friday (10 March 17). It's an Achievement Award based on her Portfolio and Dedication to the Industry and the achievements she has accomplished in such a short time. This Award has been given to only 5 groomers throughout the UK (it's quite a prestigious award).
Shannon will be given Masterclasses by some of the renowned Tutors in the Industry along with free Seminars and a range of grooming equipment!
There will be an article in the Grooming and Pro-groomer magazines on Shannon re. the above.
Shannon can’t believe how far she has come in such a short time and expressed her thanks to everyone at Right Track who helped her onto the ladder of her Career.
Everyone at Right Track are all delighted for Shannon and wish her all the very best in her dedicated career!

7. Feb, 2017

Congratulations to Junior Burke

JUNIOR BURKE
BRIDGETON TRAINING CENTRE
When Junior started on our Stage 2 Employability Fund Programme, he requested a placement in a garage as he was very interested in mechanics. We offered Junior a placement in a garage in Rutherglen, which was a new placement company we had recently secured.
Junior attended his placement at the garage, however he felt the mechanic he was working with was not too interested in him. Junior spoke to us re. this and we decided to speak another garage that we have worked with before.
Ann then spoke to Jim Scott at Scott Brothers and secured a placement for Junior. Junior attended the placement and was happy there.
Junior attended Centre after a few weeks for day release. While doing job search in the Centre Junior mentioned he knew someone who worked with a flooring company and said he would like to look into an apprenticeship as a Floor Layer. Junior had a good attendance and timekeeping record and we knew he had the attitude an employer would appreciate. Junior attended an interview and was successful with the flooring company.
Junior has now completed 8 weeks of employment and when he came into the Centre for a visit, he said he loved his job and was earning great money. Junior spoke to the other learners about his job, which I am sure, helped the other learners to realise that they could also secure employment if they put their mind to it.
Junior is a hard working very well mannered young man and we are delighted he has been given this good opportunity, which he deserves.
The morale of the story - if you open up to new ventures you may just succeed, and if any of you are looking for a Floor Layer in a few years speak to Ann who has his number!

12. Dec, 2016

A BIT OF CHRISTMAS CHEER

Our Employability Fund Stage 2 trainees collected food for hampers for the elderly. There is a photo in our gallery of the trainees at a local community centre with 2 of the ladies who received a hamper.

12. Dec, 2016

HELP IN THE COMMUNITY

Melissa Wright has just completed her PD Award. Melissa worked at collecting toys, books, etc. for Yorkhill Hospital. Please see photo photo in our gallery of the Employability Fund Stage 2 Trainees delivering the toys to the hospital.
Well done Melissa!

9. Nov, 2016

Trainees helped with a clean-up at Low Parks Conservation Day

Low Parks is an approximately 125 hectares of land, designated as a Site of Special Scientific Importance (SSSI). It is comprised of a mosaic of habitats, from ponds and woodland to marshland and meadows. The area has been used for informal recreation, it has no constructed path network, and has had low levels of management input for approx. 50 years.
On the 6th of October, 39 volunteers turned out to help at Low Parks Conservation Day. The volunteers were from various organisations and members of the local community:
• 2 x Local Community
• 2 x Lanarkshire Association for Mental Health (LAMH)
• 18 x Phoenix Futures
• 4 x Enable Scotland
• 13 x Right Tracks Scotland
Four members of staff (SLC) were there to supervise the three conservation activities that took place:
• Two boardwalk-type bridges were replaced due to rot caused by a blocked drain and the drain was cleared.
• Trees around the ponds were thinned out.
• A large area of the site was litter-picked.
These activities were completed safely on the day. (see attached photos)
A big thank you to all the partner organisations and volunteers who worked hard on the day to make it a successful event and thank you to Land Services for supplying the litter pickers, bags and organising the uplift of the rubbish.

31. Oct, 2016

Halloween

Our trainees on our Launchpad Programme had great fun making pumpkin lanterns - have a look at our photos.

11. Oct, 2016

Well Done!

Our Glasgow and Lanarkshire Centre raised a total of £238 from their McMillan Coffee afternoons. Both of these Centres are not on a public thoroughfare so this was a great effort for everyone who participated.

10. Oct, 2016

Launchpad - Positive Progression

We have completed another Launchpad and 7 out of 8 of the young people enjoyed it so much they asked to start with Right Track on the Stage 2 programme. All the young people said Launchpad was a very positive programme and they have given some good feedback for future programmes.

4. Oct, 2016

McMillan Coffee Afternoon

Well done to all our trainees and staff who made cakes, donated raffle prizes and most importantly raised funds for this worthwhile cause.

Well done to Sebastian Palzkowski for collecting food items for the Trussell Trust's Foodbank. Sebastian did this as part of his Personal Development Award.

August's Winner of Trainee of the Month

Congratulations to Shaleen Boyle who won our Trainee of the Month Award for August 2016

Please see Sharleen's nomination below:

Shaleen Boyle, who is one of the Launchpad Trainees at the Coatbridge Centre, started 4 weeks ago.  Shaleen stopped attending Fir Park school in S3, which is a secondary school for pupils with special needs.  Shaleen suffered from anxiety and low confidence as well as struggling with basic literacy skills.  Shaleen has also had speech therapy in the past and struggled filtering information.  I believe she had also been the victim of bullies.

 On her initial visit we were asked if she could be accompanied by her parent / social worker (who are both very supportive), but Maria interviewed Shaleen on her own and put her at ease. 

 I am pleased to say that Shaleen has flourished on the course.  She has not missed a day so far and is the most enthusiastic trainee I have ever had.  She has had a go at every activity and encourages others who feel they cannot participate.  She has completed her Personal Achievement Award and although she struggles to write, will watch as I scribe and ask me to go over it again.  She is also an amazing sportsperson who has overcome so much and we have spoken about her progression already as she wants to get some work experience and knows this will be possible with our support.   

Shaleen also helps out with her Mum who took a stroke some years ago and is wheelchair bound.

Shaleen’s confidence has improved so much and with each activity comes new challenges which she finds new ways to overcome.  She also has a great sense of humour and everyone in the Centre who comes into contact with her tells me what a nice person she is.

Personal Finance Award

23. Aug, 2016

Congratulations

Congratulations to Rachel McGinty on achieving her Personal Finance Award! This is the first of these awards for Right Track as it is a new Award which has not been rolled out to trainees as yet.

10. Aug, 2016

Qualifications

Right Track has gained approval to deliver the Work Experience Unit and the Personal Finance Award.

10. Aug, 2016

New Launchpad Programme!

Right Track's 1st Launchpad Group in Bridgeton have all achieved the Personal Achievement: Bronze Award, they are:

Courtney Dwyer
Emma Harkin
John McAuley
Martin Lee
Shannon McCollum
David Brisbane
Ryan Palmer
Samantha Harris.

Well done to all!

Right Track Trainee of the Month for July 2016

10. Aug, 2016

Connor Travers

Congratulations to Connor for winning Right Track's Trainee of the Month for July. Connor was nominated by the Lanarkshire Staff Team as he had overcame personal barriers and also bullying at his first placement and adventually was offered a permanent job at his second Work Placement after proving that he would be a valuable member of staff. We wish Connor all the very best in his new career!

13. Jul, 2016

Sky Academy

Please see some photos of trainees who were invited for training at the Sky Academy. Everyone enjoyed the day!

12. Jul, 2016

Future Chefs

Two of our trainees Zac Christie and Ross Maxwell are now currently training as Commis Chefs. Good luck to both of you!!

12. Jul, 2016

First Launchpad Projects nearly complete!

Please have a look at our Launchpad photos in the Gallery to see some of the activities undertaken! Currently recruiting for Lanarkshire Launchpad Projects commencing 1 August 2016!

28. Jun, 2016

Qualifications Achieved

Congratulations to Danielle Admas (Coatbridge) and Gary Wilson (Bridgeton) on both achieving their Stage 2 qualifications. Well done to you both!!

27. Jun, 2016

Coatbridge's Healthy Eating Project

Trainees at the Coatbridge Centre took part in basic health eating cooking skills and etiquette which they all enjoyed - especially the eating part!!

22. Jun, 2016

Congratulations to 2 Edinburgh Trainees

Shaun Sally secured a job with Burtons Biscuit factory and started on 20 June. Allen Blair has been offered a job with Sports Direct and starts on 24 June. Well done to Shaun and Allen - we wish them every success!!

20. Jun, 2016

Lee Wright

Congratulations to Lee on passing his driving test and securing a job with a security firm. Well done Lee!!

15. Jun, 2016

Job

Congratulations to Chloe McCabe at Coatbridge as she has been successful in moving into employment at her Work Placement at Blair Care Home - we wish Chloe every success for the future.

Right Track Good News

15. Jun, 2016

Work Placements

Morag has secured new Work Placements with: Groomers Inc - one of the Bellshill Trainees will be starting Work Experience there on Thursday 16 June; Shoe Zone, Motherwell Town Centre; B & M Drumchapel Retail Park; Lion Cubs Funhouse, Drumchapel and Bellmill Hotel, Bellshill they will offer training in their kitchen for commis chef.

14. Jun, 2016

Qualification Achieved

Congratulations to Juraj Olexa from the Bridgeton Centre on achieving his Stage 3 Employability Award

8. Jun, 2016

Challenge Life Residential

Congratulations to all who survived (and enjoyed!) last week's Challenge Life Residential despite the midges!!

8. Jun, 2016

Thanks to the Bairdwatson Trust

We offer our sincere thanks to the Bairdwatson Trust for their recent 2nd year Grant in support of our Work Experience provision in Lanarkshire!

3. Jun, 2016

Thanks to the Garfield Weston Foundation

We offer our sincere thanks to the Garfield Weston Foundation for their Grant in support of Right Track's Skills for the Future Programme!

2. Jun, 2016

Doing well in work!

Congratulations to the following ex-Lanarkshire trainees who have successfully completed the first 4 weeks in their new jobs, really well done;
- Marco Giannicchi
- Ryan Irvine
- Lewis Bolton

24. May, 2016

More Qualifications certificated today at Bellshill!

Congratulations to the following trainees from Bellshill who achieved the Awards below today;

Emma McGirvern– STAGE 2
• CORE SKILLS : NUMERACY – LEVEL 4
• CORE SKILLS : ICT – LEVEL 4
• CORE SKILLS : COMMUNICATION – LEVEL 4
Kayleigh Anne McQuade –STAGE 2
• CORE SKILLS : NUMERACY – LEVEL 4
• CORE SKILLS : ICT – LEVEL 4
• CORE SKILLS : COMMUNICATION – LEVEL 4
Maria Lyden – STAGE 2
• PD: PRACTICAL ABILITIES – LEVEL 4
• PD : SELF AWARNESS – LEVEL 4
• CORE SKILLS : ICT – LEVEL 4

24. May, 2016

New Launchpad Programme!

We will offer our first Launchpad Programme in Glasgow starting on the 6th of June. For further information please contact Ann Neary or Jim Duffy on 0141-551-9515 or annen@rtscot.co.uk

23. May, 2016

Qualifications Achieved Today!

Congratulations to the Right Track trainees who achieved the following Qualifications today - really well done!

Coatbridge
David Russell – STAGE 3
• SKILLS FOR CUSTOMER CARE – LEVEL 4
• PREPARING TO WORK – LEVEL 4
• EMPLOYABILITY AWARD – LEVEL 4
Dylan Corbett – STAGE 2
• CORE SKILLS : NUMERACY – LEVEL 4
• CORE SKILLS : ICT – LEVEL 4
• CORE SKILLS : COMMUNICATION – LEVEL 4
Bellshill
Sean Murphy – STAGE 3
• SKILLS FOR CUSTOMER CARE – LEVEL 4
• PREPARING TO WORK – LEVEL 4
• EMPLOYABILITY AWARD – LEVEL 4
Nathan Wylie – STAGE 3
• SKILLS FOR CUSTOMER CARE – LEVEL 4
• PREPARING TO WORK – LEVEL 4
• EMPLOYABILITY AWARD – LEVEL 4
Drumchapel
Paige Haggerty – STAGE 2
• PD: SELF AND WORK – LEVEL 4
• WELLBEING AWARD – LEVEL 4
Sophie Doughty- STAGE 3
• SKILLS FOR CUSTOMER CARE – LEVEL 4
• PREPARING TO WORK – LEVEL 4
• PD: SELF AND WORK – LEVEL 4
Edinburgh
Leon Piot –Stage 3
• SKILLS FOR CUSTOMER CARE – LEVEL 4
• PREPARING TO WORK – LEVEL 4
• EMPLOYABILITY AWARD – LEVEL 4
Darian Hogg – STAGE 3
• SKILLS FOR CUSTOMER CARE – LEVEL 4
• PREPARING TO WORK – LEVEL 4
• EMPLOYABILITY AWARD – LEVEL 4
Charlie Whittaker – STAGE 3
• SKILLS FOR CUSTOMER CARE – LEVEL 4
• PREPARING TO WORK – LEVEL 4
• EMPLOYABILITY AWARD – LEVEL 4
Bradley Brown – STAGE 3
• SKILLS FOR CUSTOMER CARE – LEVEL 4
• PD: SELF AND WORK – LEVEL 4
• EMPLOYABILITY AWARD – LEVEL 4

Alisha Khan – STAGE 3
• SKILLS FOR CUSTOMER CARE – LEVEL 4
• PREPARING TO WORK – LEVEL 4
• EMPLOYABILITY AWARD – LEVEL 4

23. May, 2016

Next round of Barclays Lifeskills Courses!

Thanks to Barclays staff who will be offering the next Barclays Lifeskills Course to Glasgow trainees over the next three days.

18. May, 2016

Thanks to the Peter Harrison Foundation!

It is with grateful thanks that we received a donation today from the Peter Harrison Foundation in support of Right Track's Challenge Life outdoor activity Programme.

18. May, 2016

Taking part at Free Wheel North

Right Track trainee Ross Wilson is on Placement at Free Wheel North, a Project which aims to support everyone to get outdoors and cycle.
Trainee, Curtis Barber from Right Track Bridgeton is undertaking his Personal Development Award, part of which is his Project to encourage the group to take part in cycling activities. Good luck to everyone who is taking part on Tuesdays and Thursdays!

16. May, 2016

Jobs!

Well done to Lanarkshire Employability Fund trainees Lewis Bolton, Ryan Irvine, Alastair McLaughlin, Marco Giannicchi, Julia Nailen who have secured jobs in;

DCB Fabrication
Anderson's Fresh Fish
MacDonalds
Top Class Windows
Link Assembly

Congratulations to everyone!

16. May, 2016

Qualifications!

Congratulations to Bellshill's Skills for the Future trainees who have achieved their Core Skill Awards;

Morgan Cochran
Sarah Jane Paterson
Chelsea Connor
Alan Robertson
Michael McCluskie
Demi Hislop
Martin Lee
Marc Frame