Crerar Hotels Trust has thrown its support behind First Steps Future Training who help provide care and support to learners and encourage ambition and independence. A £16,600 donation was made to the charity which will help fund practical training and assist employment prospects for young people and adults within Glasgow and South Lanarkshire.
On receipt of the donation, George Bruce, Training Manager at the charity said “I am ecstatic that Crerar Hotel Trust have agreed to support us. This donation will help give vulnerable young people the opportunity to train and gain practical experience, to secure employment.”
First Steps Future Training are one of over 70 charities to receive funding from Crerar Hotels Trust in the past year alone. The trust, chaired by Paddy Crerar, is tasked with the distribution of more than half of the hotel group’s distributable profits to charities, community projects and good causes that have links to where Crerar Hotels are located or have interests.
Crerar Hotels Trust commented that they “are pleased to be supporting a charity offering such vital training to people in our communities who really need it.”
Many of the learners supported by the charity have not worked since leaving school or are non-attenders currently of school age. Self-esteem is often very low but through providing taster sessions within different areas of the building trade, this allows the learner to gain knowledge and the choice to concentrate within a particular field; they may ordinarily have not had the opportunity. The charity will home in on their strengths and build on them which in many cases leads to that individual gaining an apprenticeship, securing a college course or employment.
The aim of First Steps Future Training as a training provider is primarily based on passion not profit. Seeking to deliver a stepping stone for their learners who live within areas of high unemployment, deprivation, addiction and social exclusion.