Local residents from Finsbury Park have successfully completed the Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS), allowing them to apply for jobs in the building industry.
The course, organised by Islington Council and Muslim Welfare House, was offered to help boost skills of unemployed Finsbury Park residents and local people from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. The certificate provides proof that individuals working on building and development sites have the training and qualifications they need to do the job.
The graduates received their awards in front of family and friends at a special ceremony at the Muslim Welfare House.
Completing the course will help residents access local job opportunities, particularly on nearby construction sites. Two of the graduates are already in employment, whilst Islington Council’s iWork and Youth Employment team are supporting the others to find jobs in the borough.