April 26 ,2016 | by Erin O’Neill

East Sussex scheme to provide opportunities for young people

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East Sussex County Council has secured funding for a scheme that will help young people in Forest Row to receive training and improve their chances of employment.

The council has secured £200,000 of new funding on behalf of Skills East Sussex (SES) for a project called Progress. It will run until June next year and work with schools and colleges in the area.

Experience

The Progress project aims to increase the number of young people in training and education by providing more work experience opportunities and apprenticeships. It also offers students the chance to learn subjects such as technology, science, engineering, and maths.

The funding is expected to help around 3,000 young people learn new skills and prepare them for work.

Vital

Commenting on the scheme, East Sussex County Council lead member for education and inclusion Cllr Nick Bennett said that it is “vital to the economic success of the county” that young people have the skills that are needed by employers when they leave school.

He added that the funding “will allow us to create even stronger links between the education and business sectors, to ensure our young people get the best possible opportunities and are fully prepared for the world of work.”

Erin O’Neill is an LSBF News Writer who reports on small business, careers, technology and education news.

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