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Creative Pathways Renfrewshire - Employability Programme

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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.

Creative Pathways covers a number of areas:

Employability Skills: meeting deadlines, marketing, presentation skills, negotiation, problem solving, co-operation, money and time management, IT skills, numeracy, planning, evaluation, decision making, initiative and career planning.
Creative Skills: drawing, 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 October

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

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