Following on from last year’s successful programme, Oldham Athletic Community Trust will partner up again this summer with national charity Street League to help tackle unemployment in Oldham.
This summer will see the launch of “Tactics for Success” a new initiative which aims to progress Oldham residents into employment, education or training.
The employment academy kicks off on August 10 and will see participants take part in a variety of workshops across three days per week. The academy will incorporate employability skills including CV writing workshops and interview techniques while building confidence and self-belief as part of the participants on going personal development.
Working with partners and local business the academy will provide opportunities for participants to gain relevant workplace experience in order to give them the best possible chance of progressing into sustainable employment. On completion of the five week course all participants will be invited to an event held at Oldham Athletic Football Club to celebrate their personal success whilst on the course.
Oldham Athletic Community Trust Education Officer Dale Harris commented: “It is great to renew our partnership with Street League this summer, it made perfect sense to utilise our local knowledge with their employment expertise in order to break down some barriers that unemployed residents of Oldham may face.
“It will be a fantastic opportunity for local people in Oldham to gain valuable skills and experience to progress into sustainable employment. This just highlights one of many projects we do as a trust to benefit the wider community in Oldham. We are more than just a football club, we work with local business, providers and organisations in order to give Oldham residents the chance to succeed.
“Great thanks has to go to the Peter Cruddas Foundation who have financially supported ‘Tactics for Success’ this summer and who without the project would not be able to go ahead.”
Daniel Proffitt, Street League Progressions Coordinator, said: “By linking up again with the Oldham Athletic Community Trust, Street League is partnering with a dynamic and forward thinking organisation that has the Oldham community at its heart.
“Our award winning employment academy has been hugely successful in engaging with work ready young adults throughout the UK and moving them into work and we look forward to bringing it to Oldham this summer.”