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Training Success at BLP

Tue, 22nd Nov 2022

Ribh, our Research and Management Assistant here at Better Lives Partnership, recently undertook an intensive 5-day PRINCE 2 Project Management Course and we are delighted to announce that she was successful in passing both her subsequent Foundation and Practitioner exams, meaning she is now qualified as a Project Manager!

Thanks to funding from Foundation Scotland from the Glenkens & District Education and Training Fund, as well as part funding from BLP, Ribh is now better equipped to carry out the feasibility and planning work needed to develop new Project strands within the Better Lives Partnership.

“I am very grateful to Foundation Scotland for awarding me £1000 and to Better Lives Partnership for match funding, enabling me to gain a professional qualification in Project Management with PRINCE2. The skills I have learned from this course are valuable for me on a personal level through the broadening of my career options in a small rural area where employment is not as developed or fruitful to that of a city. Not only this, the funding will consequently contribute to the development of Better Lives Partnership and the access to greater opportunities for young people with autism and/or additional needs in Dumfries and Galloway.” – Ribh

Ribh joined the BLP team in August 2022, shortly after graduating. In her role, Ribh concentrates on research and the development of Better Lives Partnership and assists the Senior Management Team with day to day operational tasks.

Shortly after joining, Ribh wrote: “I’ve had the pleasure of working at Better Lives Partnership for over a week now and have attended several interesting events and met some amazing people. I’m excited about the projects I’ve been brought in to research and cannot wait to get stuck in.”

Since then, Ribh has been instrumental in helping Better Lives Partnership continue to thrive.

Early in her time here, she joined two other staff members at The Usual Place in Dumfries to meet Pam Duncan-Glancy to discuss the Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill. Ribh went on to play a key role in representing BLP at the Bridge for Department for Work and Pensions, DYW’s Open Door Recruitment Events, the DWP Disability Confident Event and Health Fayre, the Dumfries and Galloway Workforce Summit, the Youth Matters Conference, and recently the A Bridge To Your Future Career Event.

We are always looking to create additional opportunities to ensure our young people have the best chance for a positive outcome. We look forward to seeing Ribh put her learning into action to ensure young people with autism and additional barriers and their families across Dumfries and Galloway have the support they need.

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