A pilot programme, funded by the Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson, has helped young people find work.
The three week pilot, part of the Merseyside Schools Employability Programme, was for 15 young people at risk of become NEET (not in employment, education or training). It was delivered by training company RDC.
Eleven secured positive employment or further training within a month with another awaiting the results of a second interview.
The Mayor and Councillor Nick Small, cabinet member for skills, enterprise and employment, recently met with the young people to check on their progress.
Councillor Small said: “This is an innovative project which has had very positive results for young people. Youth unemployment is the biggest challenge the city and country faces and we need to find new ways in which we can help young people into real work or training. ”
The pilot programme has also been praised by Paul Dickinson, Head Teacher at Archbishop Beck Catholic Sports College. He said: “We would like to thank the team for their work with our Year 11 students. They have provided quality, innovative employability training and work experience which has achieved fantastic results. We have been delighted with the feedback from teachers, parents and students.”