Driver training will boost job prospects for upper dale's young people
By David Wibberley - Reporter
AN upper dale charity is again offering driver training in the hope of improving young people’s job prospects.
Utass (Upper Teesdale Agricultural Support Services) has announced that a third round of funding has been confirmed for driver training for young people. Some £6,840 has been provided by the Wellesley Trust Fund at The Community Foundation, Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.
Julia Stephenson, training co-ordinator at Utass, said: “We are so grateful that this funding will continue and will provide training opportunities for those who need them most.”
She added: “Feedback from people who have previously accessed this opportunity demonstrates how brilliant the training has been.”
Opportunities include lessons in car driving, car and trailer driving and quad bikes, as well as pre-test tractor training and Lantra 13–15 tractor driving.
Anyone wishing to apply for this training is asked to demonstrate why they need it and how it will improve their career prospects, or enable them to access training and employment opportunities outside the immediate area.
All applications must be received at Utass by Friday, May 17. Applicants are expected to complete their training within six months.
Application forms are available from the Utass office, in Middleton-in-Teesdale, or they can be downloaded from the training opportunities page of www.utass.org