Boost for youth employment skills
February 17, 2012
Young people should act now to take advantage of free courses and boost their skills and CVs.
Reading Borough Council’s Positive Futures project and the MAPIS Academy and Modelling Agency have worked together on a sport and culture programme for 10- to 19-year-olds.
The three-week courses starting on Monday are in photography and media, health and fitness, and fashion and beauty.
There is also a chance to work with experts on CV, interview and presentation skills and at the end of the course the young people will plan their own event to showcase their work to friends, family and other professionals.
Tutors will then help them find further training, or a job or apprenticeship.
Marian Livingston, Reading’s lead councillor for culture and sport, said: “Not only will the courses give youngsters more of an idea about the professions they are interested in, they will also provide them with the key skills they are going to need to gain employment further along the line.”
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