This project primarily aims to engage and support Callander’s young people through training and apprenticeship opportunities. Across the three years of this project, a number of Modern Apprentices will be recruited, creating a network of young people working together for Callander. On the job training in rural skills, cultural heritage and adventure tourism will be on offer over the lifetime of Callander’s Landscape, with further training and accreditation opportunities for Callander’s Landscape’s volunteer base.
Aims & Objectives
This project will:
- Deliver Modern Apprenticeships across a range of heritage areas, providing young people with paid employment and “on-the-job” training;
- Bring young people and local volunteers together to fill a skills gap in the heritage sector, locally and nationally;
- Engage young people with the vibrant local heritage in Callander and encourage future participation in the community;
- Provide a wide range of training for Callander’s Landscape’s volunteers and apprentices, including formal and informal accreditation.
- Three of our Hospitality and Adventure Tourism apprentices, Andrew, Struan and Hugh have now finished their apprenticeships and have moved onto positive destinations. Jack is still based at CYP and hopes to complete a Youth Work apprenticeship as well.
- Thanks to funding from Historic Environment Scotland, two Landscape Projects Assistants, Lisa and Niall started in Sept 2019. This role combines both natural and cultural heritage, with the apprentices working towards a Rural Skills Modern Apprenticeship and Level 2 Award in Cultural Heritage.
- We have recently welcomed our newest Hospitality and Adventure Tourism apprentice, Alice to the team in October 2020.
- Volunteers have also taken part in a number of accredited and non accredited training opportunities including Outdoor First Aid, Walk Leader training, and various practical survey techniques.
The Callander Youth Project Trust is leading this project, with support from others including Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority. The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic Environment Scotland and the Callander Youth Project Trust.
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