A graduation ceremony was held recently to celebrate the success of eleven young people from Glasgow Clyde College who have now successfully completed their year long programme with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
In partnership with Glasgow City Council and the College, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have hosted Project SEARCH within the Facilities Directorate at the Victoria Hospitals’ campus for the past year. The students have combined work placements with classroom teaching.
Already eight of the 11 young people have successfully applied for substantive posts, seven of which have been within the Facilities Directorate in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
The ceremony was an excellent opportunity to recognise the hard work and commitment of the students and to join in their celebrations at completing the programme. It also recognised the people who have made Project SEARCH such a success, particularly the buddies and supervisors from within the Facilities Directorate, the Facilities Management team at Victoria Hospitals’ and Helen McGillivray, Job Coach and Iain Jenkins, College Lecturer.
Project SEARCH is continuing its programme within NHSGGC when 12 new students will be welcomed into the 2014/15 programme.