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Teens helped to reach full potential thanks to charity

6 January 2016 - Latest news

A teenage from Newton Aycliffe is the latest of almost 90 young people to gain a ‘first class’ work placement through a County Durham charity.imgID51411847.jpg-pwrt3

Kryran Harris, 16, is a trainee on the Steps 4 Success course run by Northern communities charity DISC and is currently on a ten week work experience placement at believe housing.

He will have the opportunity to try his hand at a variety of trades including electrical work, plumbing and plastering.

Rebecca Drummond, Employment Engagement Adviser at DISC, said: “I’m delighted for Kryran. When he joined the programme, he was unsure of what he wanted to do.

“We’ve worked with him to understand his strengths and interests and have secured a first class placement where he can have a taste of experiences in the construction trades with the aim of helping him to identify a career path.”

Kryran, who is now interested in being an electrician, said: “Once my training programme is completed I’m looking to secure employment in the construction industry, so this experience has been really helpful to me.”

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