New Scheme aims to help youngsters into employment

Liverpool’s Cabinet Member for Employment and Skills is welcoming a new scheme to get unemployed young people in Liverpool trained for the workplace.

Councillor Nick Small recently spent an afternoon with Agon Trust, who are running a professional 10-week programme giving young people aged 16-24 the practical attitude, behaviour and communication skills required by employers.

Councillor Small said: “I am delighted to be welcoming the Agon Trust’s Odyseey programme to Merseyside. This is a great opportunity for many of our youngsters to acquire the skills and training required to help them into employment

“This is a fantastic programme and will not only introduce young people to a range of employers and but will also give them the chance to meet with other like-minded young adults who are keen to get into work.

“I have seen some exceptional work by these young people who are clearly eager to improve their skills in order to gain employment and I hope we can encourage more people to get invovled.”

Rob Edwards from The Agon Trust firmly said: “I firmly believe that, with support, young people can very positively develop careers in the sector that most interest them.

At Agon we help them develop the skills all employers want, determine what kind of work they really want to do, and put them in direct contact with employers in the relevant sector to give them a positive career start.

The Agon Trust is running programmes for unemployed 16-24 year olds in Liverpool (Breckfield & North Everton Community Council), Knowsley and Sefton.

For more information or to register for the programme please visit: http://www.agontrust.co.uk/programme/supporting-merseysides-16-24-year-olds-sustainable-employment/