On Friday, November 22 , Essentials Plus Training Academy Saltcoats held their last graduation of 2019.

Seventeen trainees received their certificates for completing 12 weeks training.

Managing director Marianne Greenway, training manager Christine Powell, and Patricia Gibson presented the certificates.

Included in this group were horticulture and childcare trainees covering Stages two, three and four.

Included in the training was Introduction to Work Place Skills and Certificate of Work Readiness which are both SQA accredited certificates.

Ms Powell said: “Within this group two will be moving into stage four and one into stage three of the employability pipeline then hopefully straight into full time work.

“Of the 17, only two have not as yet got a destination to move onto but Essentials Plus will still be helping them to move forward.

“Thank you to the employers who are now in regular contact asking for our trainees to apply for their vacancies.

“Our next childcare course starts December 2, with seven trainees who, after attending an information day, have all been informed they have a place on the course.”

If you wish to come and train with the Training Academy in either horticulture, landscaping, handyman duties or childcare please call 01294 601974.