Elevate Wokingham benefits from EU funding
Elevate Wokingham is getting a £140,000 boost as part of £2.4million investment into Elevate Berkshire from the European Social Funds.
This money will help Elevate Wokingham to continue working with young people aged 16 to 25 years from across the Wokingham Borough.
Elevate Wokingham is based on the ground floor of Wokingham Library where it offers advice and support on careers guidance, employment, education and apprenticeships.
The project is funded by the government and the Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership with the aim to reduce the number of young people who are not in employment, education or training (particularly those who have been so for a long time), disadvantaged and vulnerable young people and those who are underemployed.
Elevate Wokingham staff work closely with other specialist employment support organisations including Adviza, Optails, JAC, Catch 22 and National Careers Service.
Across Berkshire some 3,500 young people were helped by the borough-wide scheme in 2014.
“Elevate Wokingham has helped many young people from offering professional careers guidance, arranging work experience to finding paid work in the borough,” said Sandie Evans, Elevate hub manager.
“We’re really pleased to have secured this additional funding which will help us to continue, and to also set up a new project in partnership with Dinton Pastures to expand our work experience and employment support.”
To find out more about Elevate Wokingham visit: http://wokingham.elevateme.org.uk/ or phone (0118) 974 6900.