UNEMPLOYED Hull residents are being offered the chance to change their lives forever on our two latest programmes.
Presentation afternoons are being held this month to introduce potential participants to the next programmes being supported by CLLD (the Community Led Local Development). Monies from the European Structural and Investment Funds was secured by the city to run the CLLD programme.
Twenty-eight people will spend 16 weeks being supported in a whole host of vocational and academic activities. CV writing, numerous courses, team challenges, cookery sessions, business days and mock interviews will be undertaken – along with the opportunity to join the crew of our yacht on a Humber Estuary taster sail, as well as an extended eight-day voyage.
With an overall success rate of more than 60 per cent in getting course participants into work, training or further education, we are one of the most successful organisations of our kind in the UK – in part due to the extensive long-term ‘move-on’ support we offer participants.
These latest two free programmes, with no impact on claimed benefits, are for jobless adults who live in Central Hull, East and West Hull, Orchard Park and Bransholme.
Programme leader, Pete Tighe, said: “The first two CLLD-funded programmes were successfully completed in the autumn of last year and were extremely successful, with more than 170 qualifications gained. As a result, we are very much looking forward to getting these next programmes underway, improving the futures of those who take part.”