CASE STUDY: PERTH AUTISM SUPPORT APPRENTICESHIP SHOWCASE
Perth Autism Support (PAS), Perth
BAM, DYW, Perth Autism Support
Perth Autism Support was founded in November 2011 to support gaps identified in the support of autistic children and young people up to the age of 18 and their families in the Perth & Kinross area. The aim of their apprenticeship showcase is to bring together a confident, inclusive network of employers throughout Perth & Kinross to raise awareness of the strengths of autistic employees and increase future work opportunities as they move into adulthood. As a consequence this will encourage employers to employ autistic individuals thus increasing the percentage in full time employment.
Innes Mackintosh, Stakeholder and Communications Manager, went along to an apprenticeship showcase session held at Perth Autism Support where he had the pleasure of talking to young people and their families about the apprenticeship and employment opportunities offered at BAM.
The evening was a success with a lot of questions from the young people who visited the stall about the CTLR Project and the construction industry itself. BAM have been invited back to attend another apprenticeship showcase with Perth Autism Support for those young people and parents who could not attend on the night. We look forward to continuing the partnership and doing all we can to support the transition into the world of work.
The Cross Tay Link Road is Phase Two of the Perth Transport Futures Project, which will deliver a more efficient and better-connected transport system and a cleaner city centre environment.