Positive Progression into Further Education
Courtney is 16 years old and came to Five Lamps after leaving school in May 2017. Courtney had heard about the work Five Lamps delivers and the support from the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) Programme, in partnership with Hartlepool Borough Council.
Courtney unfortunately was bullied at school and it affected her course work. It is refreshing to see how after her time at school Courtney is determined and focused on future training towards an eventual career of her choice. Anne Rookes, YEI Support Worker at Five Lamps has supported Courtney by visiting local colleges with her and now Courtney has enrolled at Stockton Riverside College Bede Sixth Form in Billingham. She will soon start a maths course to improve this skills set and has enrolled on a Public Services Training course as her career goal is to become a Pathologist in the future. Courtney says that without the support of Anne, she wouldn’t have had the confidence to apply for or attend a college place.
Anne will continue to support Courtney and looks forward to being part of her journey. Funding helped Courtney with necessary items to move into College which Courtney and her parents were extremely grateful for.
The Tees Valley Pathways and Routeways programmes form part of the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI). This is part-funded by the European Social Fund through the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.
The program aims to support young people across the Tees Valley aged 15-29 who are unemployed and/or not in educations, employment or training until the end of July 2018.
YEI can also offer grant support for Business Start Ups or Employment related costs, if you would like to find out more, please contact the YEI team on; 01642 753511.