Lorne Resource Centre students celebrate college success

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Published Date: 

6 Mar 2012 - 09:41

Members of the Lorne Resource Centre are gearing up to attend a special awards ceremony in Oban’s  Corran Halls on Wednesday (March 7).


The students, who all successfully completed courses run by James Watt College in Paisley, were at the event with family and friends to celebrate their achievements.


The certificates will be presented by Janice Boyle, the college’s curriculum manager.


James Watt College has worked in partnership with Argyll and Bute Council for several years to provide an outreach service offering quality courses for people with learning disabilities living in the Oban area.


Students at Lorne Resource Centre studied a variety of courses including computing, producing a magazine with desk top publishing, film-making and media studies and local history.


Argyll and Bute’s spokesperson for social affairs, Councillor Andrew Nisbet, said: “I would like to congratulate all those who are being recognised at this special ceremony.


“Completing these courses is a great achievement, and a testament to the hard work put in by both students and their tutors.


“We very much value our partnership with James Watt College, and look forward to further successes in the future.”


Service user Mairi Scott said: “I enjoy my time in the magazine group as it has helped improve my typing and computing skills and made me more confident with my course work.”


The awards ceremony will take place at 1pm on Wednesday, March 7.