Learners on the up in town

summer success  Pictured (from left) are  committee chairman  Mr Craik, Mr Reid, club members and their families.
summer success Pictured (from left) are committee chairman Mr Craik, Mr Reid, club members and their families.
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The number of people in Glenrothes, of all ages, learning new skills and taking part in a range of courses and activities continues to rise.

A report to the town’s area committee has highlighted the success of Glenrothes Community Learning and Development Partnership, which supports such initiatives as youth work, adult learning, leisure, vocational classes and support for community groups.

The report was welcomed by councillors at the meeting held in Glenrothes last Wednesday.

Committee chairman Altany Craik said: “These results show that more and more people in Glenrothes are taking part in what’s on offer, which is fantastic.

“Partnership staff play a very important part in the development of young people, providing opportunities for adult learners and supporting local communities and I’d like to thank them for all their hard work.”

One example of success cited was the number of people taking part in job clubs, which was up 72 participants from 446 to 518.

Local man Mike Reid, who accesses the club which is based at Auchmuty Learning Centre, said: “The club plays a really important role in Glenrothes.

“The staff are very helpful and supportive and it is very busy.

“I have taken advantage of the help here and taken part in a range of training courses and I am hopeful of finding employment.”