Martin Whitfield MSP has welcomed the launch of a new community hub drop in for people of all ages, which coincided with this year’s Exam Results day.

Located at MECLC (Musselburgh East Community Learning Centre), but serving people across East Lothian, the careers and employability support hub is a collaborative effort between Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and East Lothian Works.

The launch event gave people the opportunity to meet with local staff from SDS, East Lothian Works and training providers to learn more about what support is available to them and discuss their options.

The hub will be open every Tuesday afternoon to provide support and guidance for anyone looking to discuss the next steps in their career planning and learn more about training opportunities across the authority.

Speaking afterwards, Martin Whitfield MSP said: 

“I was pleased to attend the launch of this exciting new community hub initiative and chat to some of the young people set to benefit from what it is offering.

“SDS and East Lothian Works both undertake vital work supporting people with education, training and career development and this new community hub provides a helpful face to face opportunity to access their services.”