shmuTrain News Archive

shmuTRAIN team gains a plus one

The latest member of the shmuTRAIN team has arrived!  Michelle Trail, our shmuTRAIN employability development worker, who ditched us in favour of maternity leave a couple of weeks ago, has given birth to a beautiful baby girl.

Date added: 22/05/2014

Positive Transitions 17 Graduate

The 17th Positive Transitions graduation ceremony took place on Monday 7th April in the grand surroundings of the Townhouse. The event was a particularly inspiring one which left a few of us with a lump in our throat after an emotional and heartfelt speech from a former trainees mum, Sharon Horne.

Date added: 10/04/2014

Graduation countdown for PT 17

The countdown is on and the Positive Transitions trainees are set to graduate in less than two weeks!  The ceremony, held at the Townhouse in Aberdeen, will see the hard work that the group have put in over the past weeks rewarded with a certificate and celebration of their achievements, supported by their families, friends, shmu staff and invited guests.

Date added: 27/03/2014

Trainees look behind the bars

On Monday 3rd March our Positive Transitions trainees and staff had a fantastic opportunity to visit the new HMP Grampian in Peterhead before any prisoners arrived. The group were hosted by Cliff Hughes and Richard Skinner, the SPS staff who are earmarked to be running the media training centre within the Prison.

Date added: 06/03/2014

Aberdeen Learning Festival

Our dedicated team at shmuTRAIN attended the Aberdeen Learning Festival on the 18th February at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC).  The festival is a great networking event for organisations involved in all aspects of learning.

Date added: 20/02/2014

shmuTRAIN's newest recruit

Due to the success of shmuTRAIN's work in schools around the city and our employability courses at Station House and TYP, we had to take on extra staff to take the pressure off our hardworking shmuTRAIN duo, Brian Webb and Michelle Trail. The bar was set very high to make the two into a trio, and we had some great applicants, but unfortunately, we were only allowed to pick one.

Date added: 05/02/2014

shmuTRAIN Case Study

Check out shmuTRAIN's brilliant work over at the Positive Transitions page, and watch the video clip of Aaron, one of shmuTRAIN's many success stories.

We first started working with Aaron at the beginning of 2012 on our Early Interventions programme in Torry Academy. Aaron then joined our Positive Transitions course starting in January 2013.

Date added: 31/01/2014

Last trainees of 2013 Graduate

The last trainees of 2013 donned their best glad rags to celebrate their graduation in style at the Town and County Hall this December. Our trainees were supported by friends and families, who were invited to cheer on our young people as they collected their certificates.

Date added: 19/12/2013

shmu teams up with BP and ARAMARK

A number of our young people were donning their best clobber and braving the hailstones, gale force winds and snow to make the trip to the BP headquarters at Dyce this morning.

Date added: 05/12/2013

shmu trainees go 'down to the woods'

Trainees from our Positive Transitions 16 course have been out and about during their busy timetable, and managed to squeeze in a visit to Tullos Hill Wood, which was highly commended earlier this year at the Scotland’s Finest Wood Awards.

Date added: 21/11/2013