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NEWS: The first two cohorts from the SBitC Accelerate project were in attendance for our game against Walsall

2 May 2017

The programme offers a single access point to work experience, skills enhancement and training...

The first two cohorts from the Sky Blues in the Community Accelerate project were in attendance for our game against Walsall, and were presented with their certificates before kickoff.

The £3m Accelerate Project aims to support 900 of Coventry and Warwickshire’s most disadvantaged people to tackle barriers preventing them from entering work or self-employment. 

The programme is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund and offers a single access point to work experience, skills enhancement and training in I.T, Literacy, Numeracy and enterprise.

Since delivering the project, SBITC have helped 13 adults access work & training opportunities related to their personal interests, goals & ambitions. 

As well as this, we are proud to announce that all 13 participants have completed a Level 1 Qualification in Sports Leadership – something valuable which they will be able to use in their future careers.

Ron, who completed the first course, is now putting the skills he’s learned to good use by volunteering with SBitC.

Ron said “I struggled with some of the work at the start but the confidence and encouragement Sky Blues showed in me helped me through. The programme has given me the confidence to achieve my goals and I’m now looking forward to the future”


Tamy Matanky, who is leading the Accelerate Project, commented: “I’m delighted to see that 13 people have already completed the first qualification run by Sky Blues in the Community. 

"The feedback I’ve been given has been very positive, with everyone enjoying the interactive nature of the training and feeling they are in a better position to go out and find work.
 
“We already have two success stories from the first Sky Blues cohort, with one person volunteering at the Coventry and Warwickshire Recovery Partnership and another securing part-time employment. This is great news and so early on in the life of the project.”

Congratulations to all involved!

See more about the project HERE or contact SBITC Training and Skills Officer, Andrew Hopcroft via andrew.hopcroft@ccfc.co.uk or 024 7678 6349.

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