Positive Transitions

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What is Positive Transitions?

shmuTrain now deliver SDS funded Employability Fund courses at both stage 2 and stage 3 of the employability pipeline. Our course, Positive Transitions, is open to young people aged 16-25 living in both Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. 

 

Our stage 2 Positive Transitions course is a 12 week employability & skills development course which incorporates community media training to increase core skills and support young people into education, employment or training. Radio, video and digital music production are used to engage and motivate young people, as well as help to develop confidence, communication and team work skills. Employability sessions cover job search skills, CV's, industry sectors, body language and interview skills with the aim of securing a positive destination. Young people also benefit from a week long work experience and a number of employer visits to get a real taste of the working environment. 

 

Our stage 3 course use the same principles as the stage 2 course but is aimed at those a little closer to the world of work, as such we focus on honing employability skills over a concentrated 4 week period before sending our young people out on a 6 week work placement. During these 6 weeks young people check in with shmu weekly for a catch up and to participate in job club where they are supported to apply for relevant opportunities. Our stage 3 course trainees also have the opportunity to have a taster of our media training.

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Police Scotland and shmuTRAIN create crime prevention Film

Police in the North East have teamed up with SHMU to promote crime reduction messages online.

A series of videos, produced by young people involved in an employability group at Station House Media Unit (SHMU) in Aberdeen, ar now available online to help promote some key crime reduction messages.

Date added: 11/01/2018

Positive Transitions - Recruiting Now!

12 week employability & skills development course for 16-25 year olds - apply now!

Date added: 10/01/2018

Positive Transitions Graduation

On Monday 27th November 2017 we gathered together trainees from our recent Positive Transitions courses 29, 30, 31 and 32 to celebrate and share in their successes. Such a grand occasion deserves a grand venue and we were lucky enough to be allowed use of the Town House which looked all the more impressive decked out in its festive decorations.

Date added: 10/01/2018