Students graduate from Everton training
Published by Lucy Bradwell for The Regenda Group in Housing and also in Communities, Education
The students receive their certificate from Graeme Sharp
Five Merseyside residents are now in employment or training after successfully completing an ‘Everton 4 Employment’ course at Goodison Park, which was organised by Regenda.
The students, who were from Everton, Anfield and Liverpool city centre, completed the seven-week course which was designed to help them improve their employment chances as well as their ball skills. Two of the group are now working, two have gone on to further training and one is self employed.
Marcus Johnstone, Worklessness Co-ordinator at Regenda explained: “For a lot of people getting a job isn’t just about finding the right opportunity, it can be about building confidence, learning the best ways to present yourself and making sure that you have all the right qualifications and experience. The beauty of this course was that it included sessions to improve health and well-being, learn how to manage a budget and acquire new and valuable skills such as first aid and sports leadership.”
Scott Black, Everton 4 Employment Coordinator, said: “The course is all about giving people the confidence to find a career that they will enjoy and helping them to achieve their full potential. By using the power of the football club, we are engaging with people who may have low self-confidence as a result of being unemployed for some time, by boosting their motivation and skill sets, we can help them back into work.”