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Seven Towers Training closing after almost 40 years

Claire Tennyson

Reporter:

Claire Tennyson

SEVEN TOWERS training centre in Harryville will close its doors after 40 years of assisting people on their journey to employment.

The office, based in Henry Street, was a provider of vocational and work-based training and education for people aged 16 and upwards.

Seven Towers Training have delivered a range of government funded training and employment initiatives and were committed to supporting people change their lives.

They provided high quality training, learning and employment programmes so this is a big loss to the youth in the community.

A spokesperson for the training centre, said: "The Board of Seven Towers Training has decided to end the Company’s involvement in the provision of youth and Apprenticeship training after almost 40 years in this area of work.

"This is due to a combination of changes in the local employment market, educational and vocational pathways and funding arrangements for the provision of training.

"The company has been privileged to be involved in the promotion of training and employment opportunities to the Mid Antrim area and beyond and would wish to register its appreciation to the staff and a wide range of other partners for their commitment and support in undertaking this important role."

Paul Frew MLA, said: “It’s sad to see this organisation go, they have been delivering a service since 1981 supporting young people to change their lives.

“I know of a number of people who have received training in Hair & Beauty, Health & Social Care & Joinery over the past number of years.

“This service will be badly missed in the Harryville area.”

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