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WORK LIFE-TOMORROW'S PEOPLE

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Ailsa Clark, enviroment task force manager, Argyll & Bute council ...
Ailsa Clark, enviroment task force manager, Argyll & Bute council
WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR JOB?
My main role is working with a small team to get young unemployed people into long-term employment.
IS IT TRUE YOU HAVE ACHIEVED HIGH RATES OF SUCCESS?
We have the highest outcome figures for getting young people into jobs in Scotland - from 55-75%.
HOW DO YOU MANAGE IT?
We try to work alongside employers to meet their skills shortages. To meet their needs, we ensure our clients are trained to a certificated level in anything from operating forklift trucks or forestry chain saws to dog grooming.
WHICH AREA DO YOU COVER?
The whole of Argyll & Bute, including the islands. It can be a bit problematic getting to them in winter with rough seas affecting the ferries.
WHAT IS YOUR CAREER BACKGROUND?
Mainly in community education and development in Scotland. I have a BA in community education.
HAVE YOU EVER WORKED ELSEWHERE?
I was in South Africa doing research in citizenship and democracy in 1995, and in Australia in 1996.
AND OUTSIDE WORK?
I have always loved
the water and I
ski in Glencoe.
ANYTHING ELSE?
I am a member of the Campbeltown lifeboat crew. I made more than eight rescue journeys last year.
HOW ABOUT THE FUTURE?
I am quite career
oriented and like a challenge. I would like
to do further
training while still working.
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