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New Watford Works scheme backed by Watford FC Community Sports & Education Trust and Camelot 'supports and prepares' young jobless
The Watford Works project, which is also backed by Jobcentre Plus, has already provided education and training for 28 young people in the town.
It aims to give 16 to 24-year-olds training and confidence to escape unemployment.
Rob Smith, Watford’s Community Director, said: "Watford’s Community Trust is very excited to be working with Camelot on this project. We recognise that youth unemployment is a significant issue and, by rolling out this project at a local level, we believe that we can help young adults realise their potential and increase their employment prospects".
The course currently runs out of the Watford Community Trust’s Learning Centre, based at the Vicarage Road stadium.
Dianne Thompson CBE, CEO, Camelot Group of Companies, said: "We are delighted to be a co-founder of Watford Works. It is clear that tackling youth unemployment is not a job purely for government and, through innovative projects like this, businesses such as ours can also have an important role."
The scheme has also received the backing of Watford’s MP, Richard Harrington.
The Conservative backbencher said: "The programme is an excellent way of supporting young people and helping prepare them for employment or further education.
"This is a real community effort and the support of local business is vital, which is why I am pleased to see so many already involved and I hope that even more will consider being involved in the future.
"The launch event is a great showcase of what the Trust has already achieved and I wish them all the best for the future."
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