The following press release has been issued by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Programme, on behalf of CSW.

Cornwall 15-24 year olds Not in Employment, Education or Training urged to take advantage of £1.1 million to develop skills and progress onto a range of positive outcomes that include employment, education, apprenticeships and traineeships.

European Social Funding has invested in a programme of support for young people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to get into work, education and training.  The investment is part of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Programme. This project has now been extended to March 2019.

The Skills for Young People project which is open to participants aged 15-24 who are at risk of or, are already, not in education, employment or training (NEET). The programme focuses on those who are at risk of social exclusion and young people from marginalised communities.

The project was awarded in September 2016 to CSW Group who specialise in helping young people to move on in work, life and education. The project is delivered through a skilled subcontractor network supporting young people from priority groups to move closer to employment or further learning in line with LEP priorities.  Skills for Young People has so far helped 546 learners to achieve 819 new qualifications.

15-24 year olds who are NEET or at risk of being NEET can access this service locally and select from a wide range of training to build confidence, resilience and learn how to overcome personal barriers.

For more information about the programme, contact