Wiltshire College & University Centre has partnered with New College Swindon and Go Train to deliver a new initiative for 15-29-year-olds to help them reach their potential.
Launching in May throughout Wiltshire and Swindon, Get Ahead will be offering a flexible range of qualifications and experiences which have been designed to help young people feel confident, focused and empowered.
As well as expert careers information, advice and guidance, young people will develop a whole range of work focused skills ranging from managing money, through to building confidence.
Tony Basham, Director of Business and Partnerships at Wiltshire College & University Centre, said: ““This is a great opportunity to help young people move into the job, apprenticeship or further training that meets their career aspirations. The programme content, time and length is flexible; it’s about delivering the right support to each individual.”
Steven Wines, Chief Executive of Go Train said, “Go Train is delighted to be working with Wiltshire College on another meaningful project. We have already seen in Swindon what the two organisations can achieve by helping people to progress into employment and “Get Ahead” enables Go Train to support more young people in the county to realise their potential.”
Get Ahead is a stepping stone to either an apprenticeship, traineeship, employment or full-time learning. Courses can be completed in a matter of weeks and are all part-time.
The £1.8million scheme is funded by the European Social Fund which helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations.