The young person had always struggled in a busy classroom environment – a feature of the CSCS course. We discussed this and he agreed that he needed to give the course a chance. On the first day I met the young person there. He was nervous, so we had a chat to settle his nerves before he went into class. He didn’t stay in the class so a plan B was introduced where we worked with him on a 1:1 bases. We thought it important to do this, as the young person’s barrier was simply the classroom environment – if we could 'do away' with that then this young person could get his qualification, I was confident he would move into work. The young person attended and passed the course.
We mentored him into employment. The team he was working with were sub-contractors for A&B, a ductwork company called Ventorex Ltd. After a few weeks they offered him a job and the opportunity to train to become a skilled worker. The young person has now completed training and is an IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) licensed engineer and is really enjoying his job. He recently won employee of the month!
This young man is still happily and meaningfully employed,
Dave Mayers (Hidden Talent Coach)