Routes to Ambition

Routes to Ambition will work with young people  aged 15- 24 (primarily 15-18) either disengaged, or risk of exclusion, or facing major barriers to employment due to factors such as their health and disability.

Work Related Learning Team - will offer learning programmes for young people identified as being in need of additional learning support due to being at risk of becoming NEET. Taster courses in a range of vocational areas will develop literacy and numeracy and personal skills. Staff will help to identify career pathways for those undecided.  

Exceed in Coventry

Exceed in Coventry, is a consortium of 5 partner organisations, all with extensive experience of working with unemployed, long term unemployed and inactive people.  Over 1300 Coventry residents will receive help from a personalised programme of support aim at moving individuals on their journey to sustainable employment.

The programme will:

Connect Me

Connect Me will support at least 909 unemployed and economically inactive residents; with priority given to people with disabilities, people with mental health difficulties, women, people from ethnic minorities and people aged 50+ living in Coventry through its network of 9 specialist delivery partners, each best placed to understand the often unique and complex barriers which deter and prevent long-term unemployed and inactive people who are furthest from the labour market from engaging in employment focused programmes.

Coventry City Centre South

The 560,000 square foot  scheme – which will deliver a complex the size of Solihull’s Touchwood development including shops, restaurants and cinema – was granted outline planning consent in 2012. The site, bordered by Upper Precinct, Greyfriars Road and Warwick Road, connects to Bull Yard, where it joins up to the new boulevard connection to the railway station. The new water park and health spa will also be located adjacent to City Centre South – providing a leisure and recreation anchor alongside the new shops and restaurants planned for the site.

Coventry City of Culture 2021

Our ambition is to be an inclusive City of Culture, nurturing talent in the area and giving our diverse communities a city to be proud of. We aim to transform the profile and perceptions of Coventry as a place to visit and build awareness of our cities hidden assets. We are here to celebrate the languages and voices of our city, build on our proud heritage and attract people to our events in order to develop the economic, tourism and social benefits of Coventry.

Friargate Coventry

A 100m wide bridge deck over Coventry ring road to provide a level public boulevard to the station, which was previously cut off from the rest of the city centre. This has triggered a full scale regeneration of the station itself, and opened up development space for 1,000,000 square feet of new commercial office buildings including the City Council’s new headquarters. £12.7m in RGF funding was matched against a further £9.1m in European funding.

Friargate:

R&D in New and Innovative Steel Products

This project will operate in close collaboration with WMG’s Academy for Young Engineers. Activities will develop products to supply flagship businesses across a range of key economic sectors, including aerospace, automotive, marine, rail and energy. LGF funding is required to enable the purchase of key R&D equipment.

The facility aims to:

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