Creative Pathways Renfrewshire – Employability Programme

Wed 01st October 2014

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Following the success of the
Creative Pathways 10 week pilot delivered from May – July in Paisley
earlier this year, Impact Arts are delighted to announce that we are now recruiting young
people for the next project.

Creative Pathways Renfrewshire: A life
changing employability programme

The Creative
Pathways programme is a full time creative training and employability programme
designed to engage a group of 15 young people (aged 16-24) over a 10 week period
from October – December 2014. The project will focus on eco product
design for retail, including upcycled furniture and crafts for the home as well
as fashion accessories. Young people will operate from a retail unit in
the centre of Paisley offering a ‘real’ work place experience.

As well as
teaching invaluable creative skills in the workshops, young people will also gain experience in retail and customer service, working with clients on commissioned projects, team building skills and personal development support. Young people who complete the programme successfully will gain an accredited SQA qualification. The programme will
culminate in a final showcase and graduation event. The previous project saw a 92% positive progression rate.

Pathways covers a number of areas:

deadlines, marketing, presentation skills, negotiation, problem solving, co-operation, money and time management, IT skills, numeracy, planning, evaluation, decision making, initiative and career planning.
sketching, digital art skills, photography, design process, sewing skills, eye
hand co-ordination, use of colour, scale and shape, appropriate use of
materials, understanding tools for the job.
Soft Skills: imagination, communication skills, inventiveness, leadership, confidence, innovation, focus
and concentration, spontaneity, improvisation, decision making, self-reliance
and flexibility.

Project Details:

Start date: Tuesday 14th October
End Date: Friday 19th December

Based at : 34 Old Sneddon Street, PA3 2AL

Project Runs: Tuesday – Friday ?9.30am – 4pm
Allowance: £55 per week plus travel

Taster session:
Tuesday 7th October ?1.30 – 4.30pm ? Employability Hub
at 17-19 Gauze Street, Paisley, PA1 1ES

Interviews from Tuesday 7th

This is for young people
who are not currently employed or in education or training and who have an interest
in the arts or retail.

If you or a young person you know would like to attend the taster session on the 7th of
October, please download this referral form and email to [email protected].

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