Young Enterprise Scotland, which works to inspire and educate young people through enterprise, has received a donation of £1,000 from family house builder Mactaggart & Mickel Homes' Building Communities Fund.
The funding will support the group's Pathways programme for young people which combines practical experience and personal development to improve their work readiness.
Mactaggart & Mickel Homes have a happy history of supporting good causes. The Building Communities Fund was created as part of the company's ongoing efforts to help organisations and projects which enhance the lives of people within their local communities.
The fund is open throughout the year to applications from charities, community groups, sports teams and schools within a five mile radius of any live Mactaggart & Mickel Homes development like the Castle Grove North and Red Lion developments in Newton Mearns.
Paul McAninch, Group Finance Director from Mactaggart & Mickel Homes, who nominated the charity,commented: "The work that Young Enterprise Scotland is involved in fits perfectly with the ethos behind our Building Communities Fund. It's wonderful to see the next generation of our workforce strengthen their skills, gain confidence and develop their entrepreneurialism.
"As a company we value our own young talent and invest in their training and future skills, and we are proud that our Building Communities Fund allows us to help other organisations like YES enrich young people's lives and give them opportunities to succeed."
Geoff Leask, Chief Executive from Young Enterprise Scotland added: "We're really grateful to Mactaggart & Mickel Homes for awarding this funding to support our Pathways programme. This is a training programme for the young people most disengaged from traditional employment and education and helps them work towards an SQA certification - seeing the students well on the way to employment and exciting careers."
Our Vision is for Scotland to be a place where all young people are given the opportunity to have a rewarding future in work and life - no matter where they start their journey.
Our Mission is to inspire and equip young people, irrespective of their background, to learn, develop and reach their full potential through enterprise education.
In everything that we do, we will work with the following values: Integrity, Enthusiasm, Creativity & Collaboration.
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