Working with the City – Michaela Secures Job Through MCR Employability Pilot

Published in Working with the City by Glasgow City Council

Michaela, an MCR Pathways mentee from St Roch’s Secondary, has become the first young person to secure employment as a result of the MCR Pathways Employability Programme piloted by the Glasgow Community Planning Partnership (GCPP). Partners have joined forces to provide young people with employment opportunities, and Michaela has taken full advantage of this. After the GCPP arranged for her to visit a Glasgow Youth Charity in February, Michaela made such an impression it resulted in the immediate offer of employment.

The Employability Pilot is a result of ongoing partnership work between Jobs & Business
Glasgow, Glasgow Guarantee, Skills Development Scotland and MCR Pathways to assist young people leaving school into employment. The partnership are working together to make sure that young people looking for a job are receiving pre-work support, in-work support, they also act as a point of contact for businesses, should it be required.

Michaela said,

“I always knew that I wanted to do an apprenticeship although I felt people were pressuring me to go to college. I have volunteered for Royston Youth Action for five years and I knew that youth work was the career for me. I am really looking forward to beginning my youth work apprenticeship with YoMo in June.”

Nadia, Michaela’s MCR mentor who supported her in school, also told us: 

“I think it’s great that there are so many apprenticeships opportunities for young people like Michaela, especially for girls. When I was at school I remember apprenticeships only being available for trades and that didn’t really interest me. It’s great that there are so many opportunities to choose from. I have seen Michaela’s confidence grow since she was offered this apprenticeship and I am really pleased for her.”

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