Aim High classes return
From baby signing to bike maintenance, construction skills to computing, bookings are now being taken for Midlothian Council’s Lifelong Learning and Employability classes.
The annual ‘Aim High’ programme offers numerous opportunities to brush up old skills or learn new ones – all in relaxed and friendly venues.
Classes available include everything from employability skills to cooking for one with both certificated and non-certificated courses on offer.
The activities aim to get people of all ages and backgrounds into learning, enhancing the opportunity of employability and further education or simply helping to rediscover the pleasure of learning.
Councillor Jim Muirhead, Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Education and Children’s Services, said:
“Our Aim High classes have been a great success, helping many young people, adults and families improve their life chances through the development of skills for learning, life and work.
“I hope many take the opportunity to enhance their qualifications, or simply get back into learning, by signing up for some of the fantastic courses on offer.”
Enrolment starts from Tuesday 22 August at 9:30am and classes can be booked below or in person at designated venues.
The Aim High Programme is just one of a number of successes outlined in a three year plan to improve learning and development in Midlothian delivered by a wide group of partners.
Thanks to this partnership approach by organisations including Midlothian Council, Midlothian Voluntary Action (MVA), Volunteer Midlothian, NHS Lothian and Police Scotland, the following has been achieved in the last twelve months:
- 95% of our young people have left school and gone on to a job, college, university, training or volunteering. 93% have sustained their destination.
- 1,321 awards were gained by young people, 102 more than last year.
- LLE participants secured 925 qualifications, 370 more than last year.
- Over 25,000 people in Midlothian are volunteering with 666 young achieving a Saltire Award.