Construction Youth Trust nominated for National Lottery award

Construction Youth Trust is delighted to have been short listed for the National Lottery Awards (semi-finals) in the ‘Best Education Project’ category

Construction for Communities (CFC) helps young people enter the construction industry, via an award-winning mobile classroom. Trainers work with community groups to develop young people’s skills and improve their communities through a series of projects. These projects consist of tasters in construction such as tiling, using tools, plastering, carpentry, plumbing, maintenance, employability, careers advice and health and safety. Under-represented groups are given the skills they need to consider a career in construction. 

CFC is a community project in Wales, and works with several key employers. Over the last year the project has delivered tasters to over 1,200 young people, 90% of whom have progressed into further skills, education, employment or training. 

Wales Coordinator Lisa Nelmes says: “This funding has had a real impact on the lives of people from disadvantaged communities across South Wales. It gives the members of these communities the motivation to seek opportunities in further training or employment.”

To vote for this project please go to www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards

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Notes to editors:

There are a total of 70 projects in the National Lottery Awards semi-finals – 10 in each of the seven categories.
The public can vote from 9am on 22 June and any vote cast before midday on 10 July will be counted The three projects with the most votes in each category will go through to the final round of public voting.
The Construction Youth Trust achieves its goals by undertaking a number of programmes ranging from individual bursaries to construction skills courses, and from work placement schemes to guidance sessions. By helping individuals to gain training & employment the Trust's work effectively tackles social exclusion and related disadvantage. www.constructionyouth.org.uk