A new project was launched earlier this year to tackle the problem of youth unemployment and to help support those on job seekers in Guildford. The project involves a number of local organisations working together to provide suitable job training, teaching vital skills needed for the workplace, as well as offering job opportunities with Guildford based companies. Guildford Council and Guildford YMCA are among some of the organisations who are backing the project.
The aim is to work with local job seekers and youth who are unemployed, to develop their education and workplace training to improve their employability. The scheme also gives job seekers some structure and clear goals to aim for. They will receive excellent training and can gain recognised qualifications through the project.
The project will involve a number of job opportunities across a range of employment sectors from council work right through to gardening. The project was launched earlier this year and is set to continue for two years, with the idea that it will be reviewed and hopefully continued post 2015.
The project is based at Guildford Bike Project’s shop, and the Council has plans to invest in developing the space to suit the services on offer. The project is a chance for local organisations to work together towards a shared goal. Youth unemployment has reached an all time high; by working together companies can try to tackle the problems at hand in the local area. The whole of the Guildford community will inevitably benefit from the project.