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SALFORD YMCA AWARDS
 

Star date: 10th August 2010 

YMCA Training in Salford celebrated the achievements of its learners at the Masonic Hall in Swinton last week, as young people collected certificates in everything from tractor driving to child care to film making

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Salford's YMCA Training awards were presented formally by the Mayor of Salford last week as learners celebrated their achievements in style at the Masonic Hall in Swinton.

"The learners worked very, very hard to achieve the variety of qualifications and apprenticeships they have and we wanted to reward them with a formal presentation" said Dawn Brannigan YMCA Training Manager "We work really hard with partners like Salford Council and CRIS [Creative Industry in Salford] to get young people engaged and interested."

Our photo shows three of the learners with their certificates -

Wayne Lucas - who got three certificates in first aid, health and safety, and food safety, and is now on placement in Victoria Park with Salford City Council.

Tom Allen – who got an emergency first aid certificate and is now on placement with Salford Council's mobile gardening unit.

Jodine Toone – who got  a teamwork skills certificate after working with CRIS on a play, The Confession, and has since worked on a professional production of Much Ado About Nothing with Chris Quentin in Stoke On Trent.

YMCA Training is always looking for local employers who might be interested in getting involved with its apprenticeship schemes. Phone 0161 737 6699 for details.

Young people can also get involved with getting skills, qualifications and apprenticeships by phoning the same number. Further details on the YMCA website (click here).

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