Our London mobile classroom, teaching vocational skills to the young unemployed, has received £341,511 from the Big Lottery Fund.
The classroom travels into the heart of local London communities providing work experience, OCN qualifications and careers advice to young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET).
The funding will also be used to support the Trust’s wider social mobility initiatives ranging from participants renovating vacant properties and community centres, to building benches and pathways in local communities.
Construction Youth Trust Director, Christine Townley said:
“We are delighted to receive Big Lottery funding, enabling us to continue helping young people in disadvantaged communities who are furthest from employment.
“Our courses give young people real-world skills and qualifications and with record numbers struggling to find work, providing them with the tools they need to increase their employability couldn't be more relevant."
The Big Lottery Fund’s Head of London region Alison Rowe commented,
“We are delighted to be supporting the work of Construction Youth Trust which will help young people gain very valuable, practical skills and provide much needed support at a time when young people in London face real challenges in finding employment and accessing training opportunities.”
The mobile classroom was initially funded by construction giants Bouygues and Land Securities and can be booked directly through Construction Youth Trust.