20th Jan, 2018

Employment scheme launched to aid younger people living in Coventry

Shaun Reynolds 15th Jul, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A NEW scheme has been launched in Coventry to help get the city’s young people into employment, education and training.

Titled Ambition, the new scheme launched on Thursday (July 14) at the Coventry Transport Museum with a market place and workshops to help partners to strengthen their links and work on the best pathways for young people.

Led by Coventry City Council’s employment team, the programme aims to give Coventry residents – aged between 16 and 29 who are not in education, employment or training – support in a number of areas.

These areas include self-development, careers advice, training and qualifications, work experience, apprenticeships and business start-up support.

Coun Jim O’Boyle, Coventry City Council’s cabinet member for jobs and regeneration, said: “The Ambition project is a great initiative to help the city’s young people that need it most into the opportunities that are right for them.

“I’m looking forward to seeing how our partnerships lead young people into some exciting successes and watching the positive impacts on their lives.

“We’ve got a really enthusiastic team of Ambition Coaches that will encourage and inspire our young people to reach their full potential.”

Ambition is a youth employment initiative funded through the European Social Fund.

Visit www.coventry.gov.uk/ambition to find out further information about the ambition project.

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