For the second consecutive year, Translink through the Belfast Transport Hub (BTH) team has donated essential Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to 12 local apprentices from South Belfast beginning their training at TREE Training Centre, Donegall Road.
The BTH at Weavers Cross has made a long-term commitment to work closely with local people and key partners to deliver sustainable social, economic, environment benefits for local communities and the surrounding neighbourhoods.
Duncan McAllister, BTH Senior Programme Manager said,
“We’re delighted to once again team up with TREE Training Centre to support these young apprentices from the Sandy Row, Donegall Road, Donegall Pass, Roden Street and the Finaghy areas of South Belfast.
“As these apprentices take the first step on the path to skilled careers, the Belfast Transport Hub wants to reinforce and embed the importance of Health and Safety practise while working in live and active environments.
“Safety is our top priority and we drive this through our Go Safe campaigns. We hope that the donation of these safety boots, will act as a reminder to these apprentices just starting out to always maintain high safety standards in the workplace.
“The construction of the Belfast Transport Hub and the wider development at Weavers Cross will likely produce up to 15 years of construction and fit out opportunities in the centre of Belfast.
“We sincerely hope that some of these young apprentices will find sustainable employment in some aspect of this Transport led regeneration project”.
Graham Bowden, TREE Training Centre said,
“We’d like to place on record our sincere thanks to Translink and the Belfast Transport Hub project for the very kind donation of these safety boots to our local apprentices. The staff and apprentices at TREE and Greater Village Regeneration Trust (GVRT) are hugely appreciative.
“This is the second year that the Belfast Transport Hub has supported the TREE Training Centre apprentices and we find that donations of this kind makes a huge difference to other parts of the programme we offer.
“This kind donation not only demonstrates the Belfast Transport Hub support of local apprentices, it allows our programme to distribute our resources and funding to other aspects of the apprentice’s development. We’re delighted that the Belfast Transport Hub continues to support local training initiatives and we look forward to working with the Transport Hub project s it progresses.