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.
FAST-TRAC's operations manager Ian McLaren explained: "We helped them survive in a more commercial environment.
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.
Training was supervised and delivered by a specialist training company, the Hotel and Catering Training Company in Dunfermline and funded by FAST-TRAC - the division of Fife Enterprise which manages their Skillseeker programme.
"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 Eric Goble, training executive at FAST-TRAC
- who manage Fife's Skillseeker programme - said: "The fabrication and welding sector has traditionally recruited experienced employees.
The county's pioneering youth training scheme called FAST-TRAC
has contracted some 1300 employers into its fold.
But, through the FAST-TRAC
Skillseekers programme, they were taken on as technical clerks.
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.