In the Alt Valley, in north Liverpool, routes into work for young people are distinctly lacking. Unemployment among 18-24 year olds is three times higher than the national average and only 0.5 per cent of all apprenticeships delivered in Liverpool involve residents of the Alt Valley.
The Alt Valley Community Trust has been delivering vocational training courses at North Liverpool Community College for over 30 years and has long been credited with improving the levels of deprivation in Croxteth. LandAid is proud to have awarded a grant of £97,000 for the creation of a bespoke Construction Skills Centre at the college. The grant will enable the comprehensive refurbishment of the ground floor of the college's technical block to provide an alternative environment for young people underachieving or at risk of exclusion from school. The renovation will include the creation of three trade-specific training areas (plumbing, tiling and plastering) and two classrooms.
Once complete, the new state-of-the-art centre will enable 60 young people a year to gain experience and qualifications in construction.
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