Skene Group Welcomes Glenrothes High School Pupils
Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
The Skene Group has hosted a group of school pupils from Glenrothes High School as part of ENABLE Scotland’s work experience programme.
Concrete Products Director, Tony Fraser, showed the group around the Fife based company’s Lomond Quarry and the concrete block production facility at Crossgates. The young people were given the opportunity to see the machinery in operation and the various processes carried out at the concrete block production factory. The material from the quarry is used to produce bricks, blocks, kerbs and slabs that are used across the UK in the construction industry.
TransitiSkene Group Welcomes Glenrothes High School Pupilsons Coordinator for ENABLE Works East, Terry Kirk, said: ” ENABLE Scotland’s work-related visits and classroom activities are designed to give young people with learning disabilities a better understanding of business and employment. As Scotland’s leading learning disability charity, we know that people with disabilities want to work and, with the right support, employment can be achieved.”
He added: “Thanks to the support of companies like the Skene Group we are able to expand on our classroom activities, making our programme unique and tailored to build the skills and experience we know employers are looking for.”
The Skene Group is one of Fife’s largest employers and hopes that this is the first of many work experience trips. The company is looking forward to maintaining links with ENABLE Scotland’s Fife Employment Team and will continue to support their work experience programme.
Joint Managing Director of the Skene Group, Andrew Forgan, said: “The Skene Group was delighted to help ENABLE Scotland’s work experience programme. We have more than 200 employees and understand that young people are the future of our economy. The Skene Group has many different types of jobs and it is a great opportunity to offer school pupils experience in the working world.”