On Tuesday, April 7, 2009 we reported that...

FOURTH year pupils across the area have completed the Careers Scotland Activate programme.

The scheme aims to ensure teens develop their employability skills in preparation for leaving school and is currently delivered across 130 schools in Scotland.

With the help of their Activate careers adviser, pupils have been spending two periods per week since January working on their team work, communication, problem-solving and career-planning skills in preparation for moving onto work, training or college.

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To celebrate the end of the course, the youngsters were presented with certificates from Jim Chapman, manager of Dumbarton Football Club, and Sharon Kelly, Careers Scotland manager at Clydebank Town Hall.