Youth train­ing pro­gramme hailed a suc­cess

Macclesfield Express - - NOSTALGIA -

A TRAIN­ING pro­gramme which gives sup­port to young peo­ple to im­prove their em­ploy­a­bil­ity has been hailed a suc­cess.

Char­ity Youth Fed is re­spon­si­ble for help­ing young­sters en­sure they are equipped to be­gin their ca­reers.

The char­ity, which has been run­ning through­out 2015, is es­ti­mated to have sup­ported more than 5,000 young peo­ple across Mac­cles­field thanks to a range of ses­sions on CV writ­ing, in­ter­view tech­niques and rais­ing as­pi­ra­tions.

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, was also sup­ported by the char­ity.

Kate Glover-Jones, reach­ing com­mu­ni­ties de­vel­op­ment worker for Youth Fed (pic­tured) said: “Youth Fed de­liv­ered em­ploy­a­bil­ity ses­sions to 5,222 young peo­ple and we are de­lighted with its suc­cess and the pos­i­tive feed­back we’ve re­ceived.”

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.”

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