BOSSES at a training service say they are delighted with their new purpose-built facilities following one of their first sessions.
As part of its free, on-going training for young, unemployed people at Lambton Street Youth Centre, based in Sunderland, AMS Asbestos Management Services took a session last week at its training site in Cramlington.
Lambton Youth Street Centre aims to help people acquire the skills and knowledge that will enhance their CV and increase their employability.
AMS managing director, Stewart McNicholl, said: “As many of these young men will be seeking roles in the construction industry, it is essential they have knowledge of the potentially hazardous and deadly material they can come across.
“Our training session has given them another string to their bow if they decide to try and find employment in construction.
“It is a real pleasure to be able to support this local charity and by doing so, help young people build specialised knowledge in asbestos management, as well as improve their confidence and social skills.”
NEET (not in education, employment or training) programme leader, Nadine Baxter, said: “The session made such a huge difference by enhancing their confidence and shaping their aspirations.
“The asbestos awareness training by AMS gave those attending a competitive edge as it can be of an advantage to employers.”