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Published by Jason Kayley for Together Housing Group in Education and also in Housing

Chevin Apprentice Joiners Danny Metcalfe and Joe Lumb receiving various tools from the B&Q Trade Point Manager, Adam Whitley and his team at Glasshoughton. Chevin Apprentice Joiners Danny Metcalfe and Joe Lumb receiving various tools from the B&Q Trade Point Manager, Adam Whitley and his team at Glasshoughton.

Chevin Housing Association is piloting a scheme to help youngsters get into work.

The association, a member of the Together Housing Group, have linked up with Job Centre Plus and Wakefield College to deliver a pre apprenticeship training pilot in South East Wakefield.

The project aims to provide construction and employability skills for young people who are Not in education, Employment and Training (NEET) and the long term unemployed within the locality to create opportunities for local people to access apprenticeships.

Caroline Grosvenor, Head of Chevin Housing Association, said: “The plan is to prepare young people aged 16 plus to have the skills employers are looking for in order for them to be offered work on several construction new build projects that are coming up in the Wakefield area, such as the project at Gordon Place in South Elmsall.

“Several trainees currently at our Training Centre are apprentice joiners and bricklayers they will also be given the opportunity to be offered work experience on local sites so that we are utilizing local labour for local schemes.”

And to help the new trainees prepare for their new challenge, the B&Q store in Glasshoughton has provided some tools so they make the most of their opportunity.

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