At the end of the 2013/14 Coastal Communities project being delivered in East Lothian by TCV Scotland and East Lothian Council it is great to see that of the six young people in the programme this year all of them have managed to secure either employment (four) or further training (two) as a result of completing the year with us under the watchful eye of our Dave Alcorn.
The group have been busy doing brilliant practical work across East Lothian but focusing on the route of the John Muir Way from Musselburgh to Dunglass. From board walk and bridge construction to woodland management, from path creation and maintenance to invasive species control and management from drainage works to fence erection and dry stone dyking the group have turned their hand to a range of projects and gained new skills along the way. No job to small or too large and no task too tricky!
As the recruitment for the 2014/15 year of Coastal Communities is underway and we look forward to welcoming a new set of eight recruits to the fold it is great to see the scheme giving these local young a real helping hand into employment and training.
Callum Sinclair, TCV Director in Scotland added:
"The Coastal Communities project has been fantastic in 2013/14 and we hope will be as good or better in 2014/15. Seeing the work achieved and the employment and training rewards gained by these young people in East Lothain and along the John Muir Way has been brilliant. Many people and communities will benefit and gain enjoyment from the work as they complete the walk and it is great for TCV to have played a part in that success and of, most importantly, the successes of the young people in the programme."