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Peek through the pipe
canal college is almost half way through its three year plan. We
are evaluating the project as it goes along so that we can keep
learning, and improving the experience for young people.
We would be delighted if you can take a few minutes to respond to
our brief survey by following this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CanalCollege.
The survey asks six short questions and should take no more than 10
minutes to complete. You can respond any time before the survey
closes on Friday 11th April.
Your answers will help us understand how well Canal College is
doing at making a real difference to people, the environment and
If you have any questions about the survey or the independent
evaluation of Canal College, please contact Scottish Waterways
Trust or our external evaluator, Graeme Reekie email@example.com
canal college is our most ambitious project to date and we're now
well underway with this trailblazing heritage skills training
initiative for young people in Edinburgh
Working with Scottish Canals, the organisation
responsible for the management and development of
Scotland's canals and The Falkirk Wheel,
we created canal college to give young people who haven't been able
to find employment or a place in further education, the chance to
build their confidence and gain the skills they need to get on the
pathway to work.
Our first 14 week course concluded with the
terrific news that a number of our young 16-25 year old
participants had secured themselves an exciting new role beginning
immediately afterwards. Gael has a new job in a restaurant, Jack is
working for an agency and Scott has a place at college.
canal college was created to complement our entry
level skills training programme, Green Action, which was
established in 2010. Of the 250 young people
successfully completing Green Action, 63% have moved into work,
training, education or another CV boosting volunteering position.
We aim to achieve similarly impressive outcomes for canal college
over the two years it will run.
college is open to young people living in
Edinburgh or Falkirk
who are between 16-25 years of age and who are not currently
in employment, education or training.
Can you be a volunteer
If you are
over 25 years of age and looking for an exciting, outdoors
volunteering role, then become a canal college
mentor? It's a great way to support young people
whilst picking up some new skills, meeting new friends or boosting
your own CV.
When does canal college
canal college runs over two days a
Falkirk - Monday and
Tuesday, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Edinburgh - Thursday and
Friday, 10:00am - 4:00pm
The next 14 week courses start week
commencing Monday 23rd September.
What does everyone
Scotland's two hundred year old canals are
a wonderful outdoor open space, rich with built, natural and
cultural history and heritage. Volunteer participants and their
mentors undertake a wide range of practical projects
helping conserve and enhance the Forth &
Clyde and Union canals and The
Topics include landscaping,
tree planting and vegetation management, wildlife conservation,
trail creation, canal engineering, maintenance, management and
canal college, there's also help on hand with job seeking, CV
writing and developing interview skills.
available include the Saltire Volunteer Award, John Muir Award
(Discovery Level), Youth Achievement Award and, of course, our own
canal college Award.
Join canal college
Call our canal college project
co-ordinators for an informal chat or to register your
Edinburgh - Danielle
- 07795 645 683 / firstname.lastname@example.org
- Carol - 07717 224 725 / email@example.com
canal college, which is
part of the wider European Green & Blue Futures programme, is
supported by Scottish Canals and funded by the Heritage Lottery
Fund, the European Union Interreg IVB North West Europe programme
and Scottish Natural Heritage up until June 2015.