23 Apr Kicking On
“In January 2018 WWSET successfully applied to the Police Property Act Fund for financial support to deliver an intervention programme which aimed to complement the strategic objectives of the 2017-2021 Police and Crime Plan for Thames Valley.
In partnership with Bucks Youth Offending Service, we delivered a pilot program to young people who had offended named – Kicking On – here at Adams Park. The program focused on getting the young people ready for employability by working on their self-confidence, self-esteem and the “soft skills” that employers look for when employing an individual.
The delivery of the program was over 2 weeks of Easter, with 2 different cohorts that engaged with a total of 10 young people aged between 13-18 years old. It was a hugely successful program in regards to the aims and objectives that WWSET wanted to achieve and our Social Inclusion Manager, Aqeel Akram, who led the program was impressed with the ability, skills and talent of the young people. The young people showed they wanted an opportunity, they wanted to progress and that they had the skills that an employer would look for when employing someone.
The feedback received from the young people was also very positive and highlighted the impact the program had on their thinking and desires going forward.
A number of the young people who participated are here at today’s match as guests of the club and to receive their course completion certificates. Following today we hope to keep in touch with the young people in the future and provide them with the opportunity to gain further qualifications and hopefully, one day work for WWSET in one capacity or another.
Keep your eyes peeled for further updates on how things progress…