Thenue and Thistle deliver course for unemployed Toryglen residents

Thenue and Thistle deliver course for unemployed Toryglen residents

Thenue Housing Association and Thistle Housing Association teamed up to deliver a course for long-term unemployed people in Toryglen.

The 14th “Learning Works” course took place in Toryglen, where Thistle has homes, for the first time. Previous course have taken place in other parts of Glagsow’s east end.

The scheme, which is led by Thenue staff member Tracy Lennon and supported by Glasgow Kelvin College, aims to support unemployed people by teaching computing skills, employability skills, personal development, communications, numeracy and literacy.

The project receives financial support from regeneration agency Clyde Gateway.

Charlie Turner, chief executive of Thenue Housing, said: “The continuing success of Learning Works is a shining example of us all working together to benefit the community. We congratulate those who have completed the 14th course. We also look forward to ensuring Learning Works helps many others to find their way back into the workplace or to continue their education.”

Lorraine Quinn, assistant operations manager at Thistle, added: “On behalf of Thistle Housing Association, I would like to express our thanks to Tracy and the staff from Thenue and Learning Works for the help and support provided to the residents of Toryglen during this course.

“This is the first time Thistle HA has been involved in a training programme with Learning Works and believe two Thistle tenants have gained a place at college, which is a fantastic achievement. Not only will it further their knowledge and education but more importantly it has given them confidence and motivation to change their lives.”

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