A new £3m project is being launched in Coventry and Warwickshire this week to help people furthest from the labour market get into employment.
‘Accelerate’, part of ‘Building Better Opportunities’ - a programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund, is looking to support nearly 900 of the area’s most disadvantaged people to tackle the barriers preventing them from entering work or self-employment.
The project brings together 24 local partners to provide each participant with a single access point to confidence building, work experience and skills enhancement, including training on IT, Literacy, Numeracy and Enterprise.
Participants will receive personalised employment advice and support to break through some of the common barriers holding them back. Help with travel and childcare costs while on the programme will also be available.
A major launch event is planned for November 29th at Coventry Central Hall and will kick-start the project to stakeholders, users of the service and partners.
Accelerate Project Manager, Tamy Matanky from Coventry and Warwickshire CDA will be speaking alongside Sarah Windrum, Coventry and Warwickshire LEP Board Member, and Sue Ormiston, EU Programme Manager at the Big Lottery Fund. An information fair open to project participants and the general public will run from 11am - 4pm featuring mini-workshops and 25 exhibitors.
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For further information, please follow @AccelerateCW on twitter or facebook (#acceleratelaunch) or call Coventry & Warwickshire CDA on 02476 633911.