Free course for young people in Kensington & Chelsea to support careers in construction

Free course for young people in Kensington & Chelsea to support careers in construction

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Kensington and Chelsea Council, in partnership with the Construction Youth Trust is supporting a new, free five-day ‘Community Project’ for local young people aged 16-19 to build practical skills in the construction space.

Running from Monday 2 to Friday 6 August, 10am to 3.30pm, the Community Project offers the chance to build your own design, develop practical skills and meet industry professionals.

Lead Member for Economy, Employment and Innovation, Cllr Catherine Faulks, said:

“Supporting young people in employment is a top priority for the Council as we emerge from lockdown and this course is a fantastic way to gain experience in a fun way and provide a step into an exciting career.

“The construction industry has continued to thrive throughout the pandemic and with so many different roles available, we hope that this gives a valuable insight for those thinking about their future.”

Tom Glover, Head of Development Construction Youth Trust, said:

“We’re incredibly excited to work alongside the talented young people of Kensington and Chelsea to design and a deliver a community project that has a positive impact on their local area. Our aim is to inspire and support young people to overcome barriers and achieve their full career potential in the construction and built environment industry.

“There is a wealth of opportunity within Kensington and Chelsea and we want to help young people take the first step on their journey to discovering rewarding careers.”

Places for the course are limited and allocated to residents on a first come, first served basis so don’t miss out! Find out more and register for the course, email Bethany.dean@constructionyouth.org.uk.

As part of its employment support offer, the Council recently recruited a new dedicated Apprenticeships Coordinator and Constructions and Partnerships Adviser to help local people into more roles and develop their skills. Residents can find out more by contacting EmploymentandSkills@rbkc.gov.uk.

Other opportunities for young people include the Youthquake 2021 initiative at Portobello Market where entrepreneurs and creatives under 30 can apply for a stall over a weekend at a much-reduced rate.

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