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Youth work charity set to close after funding slashed

A CHARITY helping young people in Argyll into work could close, with the loss of 16 jobs, if Argyll and Bute Council can’t help save it following national funding cuts.

Over the last 25 years Argyll Training has offered vocational training programmes for young people who face barriers to employment, helping to find them work experience and jobs in more than 300 companies.

Argyll Training’s Peter Darling said the organisation helps on average 35 to 40 young people a year, adding: ‘A lot of youngsters just need that first step on the ladder. At least three quarters go into apprenticeships and employment.’

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