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, adventure tourism and cultural heritage 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.
- Two apprentices in “Hospitality and Adventure Tourism” started in July 2018. The adventurous activities element of the training programme has led both Modern Apprentices towards potential future careers as mountain bike leaders.
- Further training in “Cultural Heritage” and “Rural Skills” will be recruited in 2019.
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 and the Callander Youth Project Trust.