Woodworks of Art

11th Mar 2013

Kial resides at Heathcotes Arnold and over the past couple of months he has been attending the EVE Trades Workshop in Bulwell.  EVE Trades provides employment and training opportunities to those who, for a variety of reasons, have been excluded from the conventional employment market.  They offer training and skills, as well as references and work history, whilst building confidence and self-esteem.  They also work on improving the public perception of vulnerable client groups.  At Eve Trades Kial has been undertaking courses in woodwork and painting.  Kial has shown real flare and commitment and last week his determination paid off as he completed both courses and was awarded his Certificate of Achievement in each.

The courses each ran for 4 weeks and  saw Kial learning new skills which he was keen to put into practice!  Kial decided to utilise his new woodwork skills and make a bird box for the home.  Kial has placed the bird box proudly in the tree in the garden and is now eagerly awaiting the arrival of Arnold's new feathered residents!  Kial has also made some shelves for the office, as well as a tool box.  Alongside learning some new practical skills, Kial thoroughly enjoyed the course and got great pleasure from making things for the home.

Kial's new decorating skills have been also been put to use over at Heathcotes Watnall, where Kial has enjoyed helping with the home's decoration projects.  Sarah Lycett, Home Manager was very pleased with his work and commented on his professional finish.

The courses have inspired Kial and supported by Heathcotes Arnold staff, he has secured an apprenticeship in bricklaying and building.  Kial is now currently looking for a work placement and will be supported by Heathcotes Arnold as he embarks on this new venture.  Well done Kial from all at Heathcotes, we wish you every success! 

Heathcotes is committed to providing a service that offers real opportunities and is a stepping stone to the future for the person using our service.  For more information or to make a referral, please contact us through the website here or call us on 01246 556453.

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