LoveMilton has been running free training courses for members of the local community and beyond since April 2013. As a charity we aim to help people gain new skills and qualifications through projects running from 4 days to 12 weeks in an informal yet educational setting.
Training schemes available provide a number of different avenues for people to take part in. We have courses in joinery, plumbing, gardening, or more creative arts and crafts courses, to name but a few. During our courses we strive to be eco-friendly by utilising re-claimed and ecological materials in our builds to ensure Milton is a clean and healthy place to live.
Our most recent training course ran in the Milton Community Garden where participants helped to build a timber frame shelter and disabled access compost loo, this first of it's kind in North Glasgow. From this course participants got the opportunity to gain their CSCS cards (Construction Skills Certificate Scheme) allowing them to work on building sites, and John Muir Awards from their time spent canoeing on Loch Lomond with Wild By Nature.
Taking part in our training courses is a great chance to not only meet new people but you will also get to learn the theory and practical skills behind sustainable builds.
LoveMilton have trained just under 200 people since 2013 with 34 participants achieving their CSCS cards, 25 people achieving John Muir Awards and 32 people completing a First Aid course.
The training courses we provide help the community of Milton iprove their job prospects by building on relevant skills, including:
- Team work
- Interview skills
Our plans to work on four self-build projects will call on the knowledge participants have learned to help build the new state-of-the-art Milton community centre providing a large project for them to put their training into practice. We believe by educating and providing training opportunities people have the chance to alter their future for the better whilst revamping Milton and changing people’s perceptions of the area.