A new programme of support has been introduced in Clacton-on-Sea for young people aged 16-19 years old. The aim of the programme is to kick start the future of young people currently not in employment, education or training, by helping them gain qualifications and work experience.

East of England based TCHC has helped more young people get into work, education or training than any other similar organisation in the country.

Government figures show that over 4,000 16 to 17 year olds in the East of England were supported by the workforce development provider through the Youth Contract scheme from September 2012 to the same month this year. This is more than any other region in the country.

TCHC has won the tender to deliver a comprehensive package of support for young people not in employment education or training (NEET) in the East of England.

The programme, funded by ESF, Education Funding Agency and the Skills Funding Agency, will focus on the individual needs of young people, with the ultimate aim of getting them ready for work, education or training. They will have an experienced Personal Adviser throughout the programme who is there support, guide and mentor them.

The programme will focus on 4 main areas: assessment, advice and guidance; functional skills such as English, Maths and ICT; employability and soft skills including communication and social skills; and employment readiness, with work placements and volunteering.

The programme will run until July 2015. If you know of someone who could benefit or you would like to attend email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Young Ely residents have just completed the My Future programme which has been designed to support young people not in work, education or training. The programme, which is funded by the Skills Funding Agency and European Social Fund, is run by TCHC. It consists of 12 days of workshops over six weeks with exciting activities to develop the individual in a relaxed environment

TCHC is launching a new service with King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council to help people become self-employed or start a new business.

The service will help anyone with a business idea make it a reality. It is specifically targeted at budding entrepreneurs from West Norfolk, and includes informative workshops covering all the points that you will need to consider when deciding to become self-employed or setting up your own business, as well as providing the opportunity to discuss your ideas and questions with an experienced business adviser.