Life After School: Cog in the Wheel (Part 2)

Life After School: Cog in the Wheel (Part 2)

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Location

Londonderry, Newry

Year

1987

Date

Transmission 01/01/1987

Length

15min 00sec

Audio

sound

Format

1 inch

colour

Source

Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)

Courtesy

Department for Communities, ITV, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

Rights Holder

ITV

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

This series for school leavers focuses on the Youth Training Programme and what it offers young people in need of work experience and opportunities.

Participant Frankie describes the confidence and sense of personal development she has attained through a drama course and the encouragement of her tutors. The viewer then gets a glimpse into Frankie‚Äôs current project which takes us to the streets of Newry, entertaining children.

Anthony, another young person on the scheme, did not get a job after the year finished on the course, however, the Y.T.P. got him onto the 'Young Help' scheme. Here, he works in a care home, a role he finds incredibly rewarding. He has also managed to get a professional qualification through the Open University.

As Gerard points out, it's difficult to get a job without experience which, vitally, is something that the YTP scheme can provide. The Londonderry Youth and Training workshop helps train people in computer and clerical skills, as applicable to an office environment.  

Credits

A UTV production

Senior Education Officer: George Fleeton

Advisor to the Series: Dorothy Whittington

Producer: John Scobbie

Director: Peter Lee Webb

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