Newham College get �23,000 enterprise boost from Europe

The European Union have invested �23,000 in a Newham College campaign to get young people learning new skills.

The East Ham campus is holding a series of events for over 3,000 14 to 19-year-olds until March as part of the London Skills Show’s Local Have a Go project funded by the European Social Fund.

From October 25. the college - who also have a campus in Stratford - have been offering brief, one-off classes or tasters in hospitality, hairdressing, beauty, and fitness for pupils from Lister Community School, in Plaistow, and Central Foundations Girls’ School, in Bow.

Newham College are putting on talks and workshops promoting social enterprise for Global Enterpreneurship Week beginning November 11, featuring advice from Peter Holbrook, chief executive of Social Enterprise UK.

Next year, the college will also see the launch of the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy, a HealthFair workshop for schools, a college open day, and Apprenticeship Week.

Steve Smith, deputy executive director of the East Ham campus, said: “This is a great opportunity to raise aspirations and participation in high quality learning activities for young people.

“We want to include unemployed people and those with learning difficulties.”

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Ross Maloney, chief executive of the Skills Show, said: “There’s no substitute for hands-on experience to help open the mind of thousands of young people to the jobs and careers that are out there waiting for them.”