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New opportunities for young people in Knowsley

by Jonathan Kearney

The Learning Foundry is launching a range of new courses with routes into employment to help young people across the Liverpool City Region kickstart a career.

The training provider is offering new traineeship programmes for 16-24 year olds designed with industry experts, providing young people with the skills and work experience they need to get ready for their chosen career.

Part of The Regenda Group, The Learning Foundry work with organisations such as The Good Business Festival, Future Yard and BBC to deliver courses.

New opportunities include:

Youthquake , starting this JanuaryYouthquake is not just a training programme, it is a unique platform allowing learners first-hand access to key business leaders across the region.  On this 18 week programme for 16-24 year old, learners will use the opportunities presented by The Good Business Festival to study how ‘good business’ can be a catalyst for change, and how social entrepreneurship can benefit their local area.  They are tasked with planning a business concept to address key issues in their community, before pitching this to local business leaders at a Dragon’s Den style event. They will also undertake a work experience placement with a top employer, to put their skills into practice.

Dental, starting this January – The ideal programme for young people who want to explore a career in dental nursing! Learners will experience the role of a dental nurse, learn how to mix materials in a dental setting, develop a strong knowledge of the structure of a tooth and earn a First Aid qualification too, with a work experience placement in a top local dental practice.

Picture Your Future, starting this February – Ideal for young people who are still unsure about which career path to go down!  This programme will give learners a chance to focus on employability skills, personal development, and confidence.  Learners will explore a range of sectors to help them make up their mind. They’ll get English and Maths support too, along with real work experience.

 Media and Broadcasting, starting this February – Delivered in Salford, this is an exciting traineeship opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed for a career in the media and broadcasting industry – alongside work experience placements at the BBC! Learners will study radio presentation, media production, project management and more.

Soundcheck, starting this April –  The Learning Foundry are teaming up with one of the most exciting new music venues in the UK, Future Yard, to develop a unique new traineeship programme for young people who want a career in the live music industry.

To apply, or to recommend a friend, head to www.thelearningfoundry.co.uk/moreyou, or call 0300 123 8088.