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

A recent survey of young people by the Prince’s Trust suggests that young unemployed people are feeling increasingly unhappy and worthless, while the Chief Executive of HSBC has recently stated it is essential to invest in young people and equip them with the skills that both they and the UK economy need. In Cambridgeshire the My Future programme is achieving this and is successfully supporting local unemployed young people.

The programme is designed to support young people, build their confidence, help them to explore their career options and get them ready to take their next step, whether that is getting a job, an Apprenticeship or starting a college course.

The successful My Future graduates are now excited about the future and are looking for their dream jobs which include a Carpentry Apprenticeship, Plumbing Apprenticeship, animal care sector or retail.

Tutor John Gregg said, “It’s been a wonderful experience working with this group of young people. They started the programme with little expectation, but after working with them over the last six weeks they have become work-ready, ambitious and confident about their future.”

TCHC is continuing to support them by offering ongoing job search and interview advice.

New to the programme is the opportunity to earn free driving lessons, gain a CSCS card, first aid training as well an exciting range of other options.

If you would like to find out more about the My Future Programme or would like to offer an opportunity to My Future learners then please contact TCHC on 01923 698 430