Fife youth employment group appoints new board members
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Fifers, Karen Lees, Andrew Latto and Gordon Reid, have joined the board this year from varied backgrounds and with a diverse range of experience in multiple industry sectors.
Andrew Latto, HR Director with Kingdom Housing Association (KHA), is a Chartered Member of the CIPD and has been instrumental in implementing the trainee programme.
He said: “Being part of an organisation like Kingdom Housing Association, which supports young people across Fife with various opportunities, joining the board seemed to be a really good fit for me.
"Having had experience of mentoring, foundation apprenticeships and our own training programmes, I hope to use my knowledge and experience to help young people to find their passion.”
Also joining is Gordon Reid from Re-Employ – a social enterprise which assists in finding opportunities for people with disabilities.
Gordon said: “It’s important to me that the DYW programme also has the capabilities to support young people with disabilities who are engaging with the programme.”
The final new member, Karen Lees, has a background in teaching within various secondary schools throughout Dundee.
She has valuable experience with educating young people and a passion for engaging them early in employability programmes to encourage positive destinations.
She said: "The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us all that plans can change. Even for young people who have a strong idea of what they want to do once they leave education, it is important to show them all available options and support them during this process of discovery.”