Charity helps 5,000 improve their skills
HIGH school pupils and college students from Macclesfield are among more than 5,000 young people across Cheshire looking forward to a brighter future after benefiting from employability and life skills training provided by charity Youth Fed.
The training programme has been hailed a huge success after providing a range of activities including sessions on CV writing, interview techniques and raising aspirations.
Running throughout 2015, the initiative worked to motivate young people into striving harder, improving their CVs and focusing their efforts on becoming more employable to secure a better wage and a more prosperous future.
One such group to benefit was the Macclesfield Pledge, an initiative involving businesses in Macclesfield working together with the aim of providing every young person living, studying or working in the town with the opportunity to develop employability related skills and personal qualities.
Trevor Langston, of South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry Ltd, said: “Youth Fed is a key partner in our work with the Pledge and has been instrumental in its pilot work including delivering sessions with students from three of our partner schools and two sixth form colleges.
“The sessions have always received excellent feedback from the students and have created a great foundation for the start of the Macclesfield Pledge Employment Readiness and Explore Programmes.”
Youth Fed provides support to a large network of youth groups across Cheshire and Wirral.
Kate Glover-Jones from Youth Fed said: “While groups associated with Youth Fed benefited from this programme, we were also able to work with new groups and develop relationships with them while providing young people with valuable life and work skills.
“Youth Fed delivered employability sessions to 5,222 young people and we are delighted with its success and the positive feedback we’ve received.”