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Helcat Monthly Training - April/MayThumbnail for article : Helcat Monthly Training - April/May
We have a range of high-standard rooms which are well-equipped, available to hire on a daily/long-term basis for delivering training, hosting meetings to book your corporate events in etc.   Does your plant training card require renewing, or to be updated from Trained to Competent Operator status?.  
Not For Profit Budding Engineers Takes Off In CaithnessThumbnail for article : Not For Profit Budding Engineers Takes Off In Caithness
Budding Engineers - Certificate of School Engagement for Inspiration by DYW North East Scotland.   Budding Engineers are delighted to have received certification for Developing the Young Workforce, with a Certificate of School Engagement for Inspiration by DYW North East Scotland.  
Budding Engineers summer CAD SchoolThumbnail for article : Budding Engineers summer CAD School
At present, I am considering the idea of running a summer CAD School, this idea would depend on firstly any student interest in the Caithness County.   So many people think that CAD is all about engineering, well it's not, if you wish to design your ideas for doing your embroidery then you can, if you would like to design your own jewellery then you can, if you wish to design your own house then you can.  
Two Wick Businesses Pick Up Awards
WINNERS OF HIGHLAND BUSINESS AWARDS 2016 ANNOUNCED.   Pultneytown Peoples Project and Mackays Hotel.  
Employability Fund Programme - Work Placement SchemeThumbnail for article : Employability Fund Programme - Work Placement Scheme
Pulteneytown People's Project is contracted to deliver The Employability Fund Programme for Skills Development Scotland (SDS).  The purpose of the programme is to prepare people for employment or further training opportunities in their chosen work interest area, by supporting them to improve their knowledge and basic skills required for their chosen sector.  The programme focuses on work-based knowledge, skills and experience to be gained both within our training centre and on work placements, with any relevant training needs being addressed as per each participant’s individual training plan.  
Life Jacket Certification Now Available In Wick From MUTThumbnail for article : Life Jacket Certification Now Available In Wick From MUT
Keeping employee training at the forefront ensures things DON'T go with a BANG!!!
November, a month where it's commonplace to hear the cracks, whistles and bangs of fireworks.  Great fun at the time, but a Health & Safety nightmare! For businesses such noises, at any time of year, can herald major problems, so it is vital to ensure your employees are fully up-to-date with their training.  
Sea Survival Trainng Course - RYA FIRST AIDThumbnail for article : Sea Survival Trainng Course - RYA FIRST AID
First course being run in Wick Wednesday 30th April 2014 This is a one day course and it covers all the usual first aid subjects, but from a boating perspective.   It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers or at sea.  
Boost for Pultneytown Advice Centre
At todays Caithness and Sutherland Area Committee members awarded Pulteneytown Peoples project 90,506 from the Deprived Area Fund which will be used to provide services to local people through the Advice Centre.   This will be used to support the work of the one-stop shop to provide local people help and advice with benefits, staying on at school, re-training, housing issues and applying for jobs.  
Sea Survival Course - 28th NovemberThumbnail for article : Sea Survival Course - 28th November
A GROUP of Caithnessians recently had the opportunity to get to grips with the world of undersea robotics.   The short training programme was delivered by Wick-based specialist subsea training company Mackay Underwater Technology Limited.  
On Or Under the Water With Mackay Underwater TechnologyThumbnail for article : On Or Under the Water With Mackay Underwater Technology
"Professional Equipment for Work & Leisure, At, On or Under the Water" Mackay Underwater Technology - Watersports is based at Wick harbour, close to the marina, and offers a wide range of quality chandlery equipment to the boat user.   "With the success of Wick's marina, and the county's deep seated tradition of working at sea, it seemed only logical to expand the business into the chandlery area.  
Caithness District Partnership Meeting
The new Caithness District Partnership will meet in full for the second time on Friday 28 September, as part of the new arrangements under the Planning for Integration (P4i) partnership between the NHS and The Highland Council.   Partners will consider a report from the NHS steering group, who are recommending a Stakeholder Engagement Plan.  
New Pulteney Centre Opens 23 JanuaryThumbnail for article : New Pulteney Centre Opens 23 January
When Pulteney Centre opens to the public on January 23 there will be plenty of new classes and groups to join, running both during the day and evening.   Why not make it your New Year's Resolution to try something different this year with one of the following, all held in Pulteney Centre.  
Pulteney Centre In Wick To Have Great Snacks and MealsThumbnail for article : Pulteney Centre In Wick To Have Great Snacks and Meals
An Interview with Pulteney Centre's New Chef.   Pulteney Centre will bring a new high quality and friendly restaurant/bistro to Wick which will be perfect for a hearty breakfast, a quick snack at lunch time or a more substantial meal towards dinner.  
Youth Activities At The New Pulteney Centre SoonThumbnail for article : Youth Activities At The New Pulteney Centre Soon
Youth Activities in Pulteney Centre There will be lots of fun and exciting activities for local youths to take part in when Pulteney Centre opens to the public on January 23.   MONDAYS For Music To start the week off there will be a Monday night music and drama group running from 7.30pm - 10pm.  
What Pulteney Centre Will Bring to the CommunityThumbnail for article : What Pulteney Centre Will Bring to the Community
Pulteney Centre will be a "one-stop-shop" for the community's needs, offering a unique package of social groups, training and facility hiring opportunities all within the same building.   The large function room will be available to hire for a variety of different purposes such as: * Birthday parties * Small wedding parties * Children's themed parties with full use of the soft play area and other fun activities such as face painting * Business meetings and community meetings The multi-purpose hall will also be available for hire for a wide use of needs, including: * Use as a sports hall for games of five-a-side football, badminton and lots of other sports * A venue for conferences or large meetings * Perfect for community events or special occasions * All with full use of the changing rooms, showers and other facilities As well as all this Pulteney Centre will be offering: * A band practice room * Youth drop-in * Restaurant/bistro offering good quality food and refreshments for families * Cinema facilities * And lots of classes and groups you can find out about in this newsletter Pulteney Centre will open up a range of possibilities for people and businesses in the local community and the wider area.  
New Classes at the Pulteney Centre, Wick
Pulteneytown People's Project in Wick will be opening the doors to its new community Centre, Pulteney Centre, at the end of January and promises to bring a huge variety of new classes to the town.   Pulteney Centre will be the first of its kind in Wick, offering a comprehensive collection of groups and educational classes all housed under the one roof.  
HIE Board Checks Out Wick's New Community CentreThumbnail for article : HIE Board Checks Out Wick's New Community Centre
As the final stages of work take place on the 3.8 million community centre for Wick, Highlands and Islands Enterprise's most senior staff have enjoyed a sneak preview.   As part of a two day programme of meetings with ambitious Caithness and Sutherland businesses and social enterprises, the HIE Board visited the Pulteney Centre due to open in the new year and paid tribute to the achievements of the Pulteneytown People's Project (PPP).  
New Schools In Caithness For Thrill SeekersThumbnail for article : New Schools In Caithness For Thrill Seekers
Whether you like being in the water or up in the air, two new schools are opening in Caithness for those with a sense of adventure.   With assistance from Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise (CASE), the Phoenix Flying School and Thurso Surf both open their doors for business this month.