Hailsham employment project success

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A ceremony to celebrate the achievements of young people who completed an employment training course will take place in Hailsham next month.

Mayor Cllr Jo Bentley will join project staff and course trainees at the first official Hailsham Works! Graduation Event, which is scheduled to take place at the Hailsham Civic Community Hall on December 6 from 3pm.

Hailsham Works! is a project run for 16 to 24 year olds from the Cortlandt stable block in North Street by charity Tomorrow’s People. The group has undertaken a large variety of employment focused, confidence building and motivational activities during the latest 10-week course and have also got involved in various community projects, undertaking a variety of work placement and training days to help young people into employment.

Cllr Jo Bentley said: “Many of our young people are developing skills and experience through apprenticeships and industry training. To recognise their achievements with the Hailsham Works! programme and celebrate their success, I am delighted to be part of this celebration. My fellow town councillors and I applaud the accomplishments of our young people who participate in this and similar schemes and wish to thank our local employers who have shown commitment to training and upskilling young people in the community.”

Carolyn Fogg, Community Liaison Coordinator, added: “We have been delighted with the welcome we are receiving within the town, with offers of work placements, support, donations and general interest. In order to ensure the best possible outcomes for all the young people on the project it is essential that the community engage on an ongoing basis to help change lives. We need as many businesses as possible to offer the opportunity of work experience, apprenticeships and jobs or to volunteer to support or share motivational stories. Our aim is to enlist the support of at least 100 individuals or organisations who will in turn join our Hailsham 100 Hall of Fame for supporters.”

To join the charity call 07741 272013 or email cfogg@tomorrows-people.co.uk. To join the next group of 16-24 year olds contact Shaun or Kayley on 01323 441194 or email to scox@tomorrows-people.co.uk