Social care course helps jobseekers

Councillor Vicky Davidson
Councillor Vicky Davidson

A COURSE helping unemployed Borderers get work in the social care sector has seen six trainees graduate.

Train to Care is a free full-time six week course funded by Skills Development Scotland and is run in partnership by Jobcentreplus, Borders College, Scottish Borders Council and NHS Borders.

Jobcentreplus identified local employers wanting to take on trainees and an induction afternoon was organised with the employers to allow people to find out more about working in the care sector.

Nine people were successfully interviewed by employers and began the course, with six completing it.

Councillor Vicky Davidson, executive member for culture, sport, youth and communities congratulated the successful trainees: “I commend the latest trainees who have successfully completed the course and wish them luck with their future employment.

“Helping local people out of unemployment and giving them the confidence and skills to work in the care sector is a good example of joined up thinking by the adult learning service.”