Will Kneeshaw designed the logo for a new enterprise to support people not in employment, education or training.
Teenagers are being offered the chance to learn in an innovative project which will develop practical work skills, and increase progression to a level 2 course and employment.
PROJECT-U will be based at Darlington College’s Catterick Skills Centre and engage 16-18 year olds who are NEET not in education, employment or training.
The project will combine vocational study with team building, personal development and fun activities leading to a level 1 qualification. There is a wide choice of options – painting and decorating, catering, creative media, uniformed services, business administration/IT, caring for children, and hair and beauty.
It is also hoped Rural Crafts will be made available in October, delivered in partnership with Askham Bryan College. All will be based at Catterick centre where new workshops are being developed to provide specialist practical skills areas.
Young people can join PROJECT-U from 5th October, and enrol for 10, 20 or 30 weeks. The day will start with a breakfast at 9 am, and studies from 9.30 am to 3.30pm, up to 4 days per week. Programmes can be tailored to suit individuals, but will all include development of personal and social skills, visits, projects, speakers and sports and activities. Recruitment is now underway.
Darlington College Principal, Tim Grant said: “This is a tremendously exciting project offering young people opportunities they may never have been exposed to before.
“It has the potential to be life-changing, because it shows young people that education and training can be fun, stimulating and rewarding, encouraging them to adapt, open their minds to all possibilities and realise their true potential.
“We have excellent facilities and staff and the courses will be delivered in a warm, welcoming and supportive fashion by a college that takes a genuine interest in students’ development, success and futures.”
For more details call 01325 503050.