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Wick Training Centre - Target

1st October 2009

Pulteneytown Peoples Project has secured Leader Funding to set up a new project called TARGET which has the objective of running a course targeting young adults who are currently seeking employment. Courses will also target young adults who are ready to leave school and need experience and information as to what they want to do in the future. The aim of the project is to provide a personal centred plan to help young unemployed gain employment.

The course will run four mornings a week for a minimum of 12 weeks and allow participants to develop skills that will assist them to gain employment. These will include first aid, time management, team building, confidence skills as well as hands on skills, where the first intake will gain dry stone dyking and gardening experience. The co-ordinator will work with each individual participant to assist them into a work placement to match their ability and interest. They will also build up a CV and learn how to complete job searches as well as gain experience in interview skills.

The project will increase their confidence and communication levels through training and provide them with a clear pathway for their future. By participating on TARGET they will also attend certified courses at T3UK which might include Manual Handling, Abrasive Wheels, Power Tools or Health and Safety in the workplace. These courses will ensure they are work site ready. The programme will work in partnership with partner agencies who will maximise the potential of young people. The participants will also be registered for the Millennium Volunteering Award.

The course starts on 26th October and places are limited. All courses run are free of charge to the participants. Childcare and transport costs can be arranged if required.

SVQ in Business Administration Level 2
In partnership with ITP Solutions, the TARGET project has secured 8 places for anyone under 20 to receive a recognised qualification and give them a better chance of gaining employment. This course will run for 26 weeks and will include a mix of work placement and study time.

The course will start on 2nd November and depending on the young persons circumstances they may be able to get funding for participating on this course. Any interested people seeking further information please contact Sandy on 01955 605028 or email sandy.jappy[AT]

Pulteneytown Peoples Project Hobbies Groups
Computer Courses
Names are now being taken for the next 10 week sessions. These run throughout the year in Basic Computing, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel. People do not need to have any previous computer experience to undertake the Basic Computing course. The courses focus on working with a small group of people on a one to one basis at a pace that suits them. People who attended the courses are now able to make cards, calendars, keep workbooks, and easily complete internet shopping and banking. These courses include night time sessions as well as day courses.

Hobbies Groups
There is a small amount of places on our stitch-craft group which meets every Tuesday morning. There is also a card making and hobbies class on a Tuesday Afternoon and both Thursday morning and afternoon. Classes cost 1.50 with refreshments included. These classes allow people to meet new friends and learn new skills from each other.

Art Classes
Community art classes run by Karyn Fraser MA, are currently being held in our premises as well as Clyth Hall and Lybster Outdoor Bowling Hall. These classes offer a step by step approach in which students learn about line, shading, tone, form, texture, pattern and composition using mediums including pencil, ink, charcoal, watercolours, acrylics and water-based oils and a variety of brushes. Participants can apply for their Individual Learning Account which will pay the annual course fees for these sessions. Highland Council have also contributed to the costs.

Mixed Media and Fibre Classes
This group run by Bettine Bain meets at PPP on Tuesday evenings with a further day time group due to start at Caberfeidh Court. The course teaches students how to dye and prepare yarns and fabrics for using in both experimental work and to make finished art pieces.
Anyone wanting more information or to participate in any of the courses offered should contact Pulteneytown Peoples Project on 01955 606950 or p-p-p[AT]
Over 70 people a week attend our hobbies classes and it is a great way to meet new friends and spend time over the winter months.

Holiday Club
The October holiday club will run from Monday 12th Friday 16th October in Wick High School. Cost will be 7.50 per full day and 4.50 per half day session. The club is open to children from P1 S2. The club offers extremely cost effective childcare with qualified staff. Transport is provided for town children to take them to and from the club.

MAASK (Morning and After School Club)
The club operates from Wick South School is open to children from p1-p7 from any primary school. Children can be picked up from Hillhead, North or Pulteneytown Academy schools and taken to MAASK and be dropped off at home between 5.15-5.30pm.
If anyone requires more information or registration forms for the holiday club or MAASK please call PPP or email amalie.cormack[AT]

Coffee Morning
The computer classes have organised a coffee morning with entertainment in the Back Bridge Street Club on Saturday 7th November from 10 12. There will be coffee/tea and a selection of home baking as well as a bottle stall, raffle and entertainment. Entry is 2.00 per adult. Any donations of home baking or a raffle prize would be much appreciated.

Coach Trip
Pulteneytown Peoples Project uses their money from their fundraising efforts to subsidise bus trips to the community so they are affordable. After the success of Annie during the summer a trip has been organised to Eden Court to see The Steamie - Written by Tony Roper
Music by David Anderson - Its Hogmanay in a Glasgow washhouse, and the girls need to get their washing done before the bells. Join Dolly, Magrit, Doreen and Mrs Culfeathers as they sing, laugh and cry their way through the last day of the year - with a little help from the not so handy Andy. The Steamie is one of Scotlands most popular plays; 2008 was the 21st anniversary of the hugely popular and much-loved television adaptation. The trip to see this is on Thursday 19th November, to view the afternoon show. The cost for the trip will be 30 per person which includes travel, ticket and a two course meal at the Shandwick Inn. Bookings are limited. To book contact 01955 606950.


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