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South Lanarkshire Employment Support: New programme launches

Building the future for unemployed 16-19 year olds with innovation, creativity, gaming and social networking.  *PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN ARCHIVED ARTICLE AND THE PROJECT IS NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING. 

Enterprise Screen are delighted to be delivering this exciting new project across South Lanarkshire with the support of our partners, Employment Enterprise.

The 10 week programme, funded by South Lanarkshire Council and Lanarkshire ADP is designed for 16-19 year olds that have been affected by substance misuse and will support and mentor them to enhance their skills in a range of key areas. Sessions will utilise Console Games, Social Networking and online communications- enhancing twitter, facebook, blogging and other systems with content produced by the participants. The networking and online presence will be developed by participants to bring them closer to progressing towards a positive outcome and this will be supported and enhanced with mentoring, a work placement further trainingand aftercare.

"NetWorks is a 10 week project designed to test their gaming, social networking and communication skills to the limit. Mini-competitions, tournaments and challenges will combine with fantastic training with new and existing technology. This project is going to be fun, rewarding and challenging and will take the switched-on generation into an opportunity to be plugged-in to the world of opportunity." Michael Thomas, Project Co-ordinator

Throughout the course participants will have the chance to go head-to-head with their peers- in person and online in a range of challenges, games and tasks that will allow them to develop new skills. The consoles and games on offer as well as access to modern creative media equipment are first-rate. This is a great opportunity for young people to get engaged in something that could change their lives.

The following details eligibility criteria and how to apply:

· Aged 16-19 living in South Lanarkshire

· Unemployed (not in Training or Education)

· Eligible for SLW4U referral (contact us for more info)

· Affected by substance misuse

We will provide everything you need:

· Access to the best consoles and latest gaming

· Training in Social networks and online communications

· Lunch and travel expenses

· Work placement and further training opportunities

· Skills assessments and employment support

Mentoring and Aftercare

· Introduction to IT Skills course

Courses are running NOW throughout South Lanarkshire.

To check if you are eligible, email: networks@enterprisescreen.co.uk

You can follow the project on Twitter @SLCNetWorks

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