Kibble Education and Care Centre have been given £5,000 by The Merchants House of Glasgow to help purchase state of the art equipment that will give young people the chance to gain vital new skills.
Once completed, the studio will have a laser cutter, specialist computers, drawing tables and other equipment. The new facilities will be used to encourage the study of technology and design subjects that can open up career paths into the creative industries.
Lord Dean of Guild from The Merchants House of Glasgow, John MacLeod, said:
“I am delighted to be able to back this project on behalf of Merchants House, Glasgow. Our Members have a long and proud tradition of supporting Glasgow’s communities.
“The new design studio will have a significant positive impact on the young people at Kibble.”
Jim Gillespie, Chief Executive of Kibble Education and Care Centre, said:
“At Kibble we care for some of the most vulnerable young people in the country. This support allows us to teach new skills, offer a wider range of subjects, and work towards qualifications that will lead to employment opportunities. We also want to try and encourage more girls to take up design and technology subjects.
“I would like to thank the Members of Merchants House Glasgow for their support. Their contribution will make a massive difference to the opportunities available to the young people in our care.”