Employment project for young people to launch in Southwick

The Southwick Neighbourhood Youth Project (SNYP) are to start a scheme, boosting the employability of 16 to 25-year-olds in the North Sunderland area.

The project will aim to make young people aware of current employment and training opportunities and assist them in realising their full potential.

SNYP also intend to use this project to do what services such as the Job Centre and Connexions are not always able to such as spending time helping with CV’s and getting young people on track as fast as possible to contribute to society.

They will aim to put a bigger focus upon using social media to advertise this new project to attract young people to the service.

The launch comes after councillors for the North Sunderland Area Committee unanimously agreed to donate £25,000 at a committee meeting on Monday last week.

Ruth Oxley, Project Co-Ordinator at SNYP,  said: “We always identify what young people need so that they always know that there is someone to come to for advice, we aim to help people become ‘happy adults.'”

She went on to say: “If people are unhappy in their current job then we will help them get to where they want to be and this is with no forcefulness and it is therefore dependent on the voluntary participation of the young person.”

SNYP has been running since 1979 but they are constantly looking for new ways to encourage more young people from the North Sunderland area to use their service.

The SNYP website can be found here.



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