gave grant aid and software company VIS helped the school to obtain a computer- based resource.
Like the local Skillseekers, this was funded by FAST-TRAC
through Fife Enterprise who also fund training and job opportunities for over-25s.
Accepting the award, Mines Rescue Service Chairman Bert Wheeler thanked FAST-TRAC
for its assistance, adding: "In gaining accreditation to SQMS standards, the service is showing its total commitment to the provision of quality training.
training executive Ian Gillespie said the trip was an ideal opportunity to assess the vocational skills of young people away from a classroom environment.
The training timeframe gives me something to work towards and every Fife Skillseeker has a FAST-TRAC
training executive who can help with any problems.
But with support from FAST-TRAC
, Kvaerner has devised an innovative training programme which is proving successful in creating a young workforce with both welding and fabrication skills.
The beauty of FAST-TRAC, which is implemented by Fife Enterprise, is that employers have direct control over the recruitment and training of their young workforce.
Thousands of school-leavers now hold their own Skillseekers card and FAST-TRAC believes demand will be high in Fife.
But, through the FAST-TRAC Skillseekers programme, they were taken on as technical clerks.
Any Fife youngsters who want to know more about their FAST-TRAC options should consult their school careers service or JobCentre.
Skillseeker Angela Beveridge (18) is the first female carpentry and joinery trainee to train under Fife's FAST-TRAC
But Sarah is no stranger to work, having done her training on the job, supported by JHP Training and funded by FAST-TRAC
, the Skillseekers management body in Fife.