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West College Scotland is proud to collaborate with The Prince’s Trust Scotland to offer a pioneering programme aimed at providing young students with immersive experiences in the fields of engineering, manufacturing, and electrical work. Through these initiatives, students will have the opportunity to explore potential career paths, gain valuable skills, and embark on a journey towards a fulfilling future.

The partnership will offer three unique programmes aimed at engaging and empowering young people. The School-to-College Transition programme provides school students from Park Mains High school with hands-on experience in a practical electrical environment, preparing them for future career opportunities. The 'Get Into' Placement programme offers real-world experience in the electrical industry, with the potential to secure apprenticeships. Lastly, our Engineering and Manufacturing Career Pathway Partnership introduces participants to the dynamic fields of engineering and manufacturing, inspiring them to pursue careers through mentorship and practical experiences in partnership with our colleagues at NMIS.

West is also proud to support The Prince’s Trust Schools Transition Programme, ) which focuses on personal and social development, providing practical advice and skills to young people who are leaving education with no clear path forward. Participants will receive valuable guidance on career pathways and have the opportunity to complete industry-specific training, personal development qualifications, or Prince’s Trust certifications.

William Burgoyne Jnr, Curriculum Quality Leader at West said,

"We are thrilled to partner with The Princes Trust to offer these transformative programmes to young people in our community. We aim to inspire and empower the next generation of engineers, manufacturers, and skilled professionals, ensuring a brighter future for all."

Kara Mearns, Partnership Development Manager at The Prince’s Trust, said:

“The Prince’s Trust is delighted to be able to continue our partnership with West College Scotland, which has provided skills development opportunities for young people in the region for 11 years now. We are proud of what our partnership has already achieved and are excited to be able to support young people gain valuable skills with this latest programme."