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CRC develops enhanced provision to upskill young people

Supporting young people with employability during unprecedented times.

Recent news has highlighted that young people, aged between 19-24, are likely to be among the hardest hit by the impact of Coronavirus on the UK economy. In a bid to address this, Cambridge Regional College has developed an enhanced range of short courses funded by the Government’s Adult Education Budget (AEB) to support young people finding themselves unemployed or struggling to find work as a result of the pandemic.  

Young people aged 19 or over, who are unemployed or on a low income (£17,004 or less) are eligible to access a wide range of AEB courses that have been designed to increase employability through the development of key skills.  

Programme Manager, Chloe Hawkins said, “We are pleased to support young people in our community especially through these challenging and unprecedented times. We are committed to ensuring young people gain the key skills employers are looking, to improve their chances of securing employment.”

Course delivery ranges from one day to three weeks, in person and online, to give young people the opportunity to accustom themselves with the learning environment and, with content covering topics such as business administration, customer care, digital skills and managing a team, learners are able to equip themselves with the key skills that employers are seeking. Better still, providing the eligibility criteria continues to be met, there is no limit to the number of courses that can be taken, meaning that young people can acquire the full range of employability skills further increasing their chances of securing employment.  

Commenting on their experience, one learner said, “This was a brilliant course. The trainer was so patient, I never felt pushed.  She let me have enough time to answer all my questions, gave me guidance throughout and let me ask as many questions as I needed to. It was wonderful and enlightening. Thank you, CRC, once again, for such a well-organised course.” 

Enrolment is now taking place for August and future dates. If you would like to find out more about employability courses at CRC visit the website www.camre.ac.uk/employability or for specific queries you can email trainingtalent@camre.ac.uk or call one of our Learner Engagement Executives on 07989 227515 (Christine Littlewood) or 07812 486895 (Jessica Wray).

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