Youth training programme hailed a success
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.”