EN:Able Futures has been awarded £195,250 funding from the government’s UK Community Renewal Fund to deliver a new project at their Humber Construction Hub in Hull to boost employment in the city and the construction sector. The Fund is a key initiative in the government’s levelling up agenda, which aims to support people and communities most in need throughout the UK. The bid was supported by Hull City Council.
EN:Able Futures CIC will host, lead and manage the action-packed 10-day Pathways Into Construction programme at the Humber Construction Hub’s site-based learning environment. They have designed the programme to enable people most distant from the employment market to gain entry level job opportunities in the construction and built environment sector. Working in partnership with Source Solutions UK (Hull) Limited, alongside the sector-based training and accreditation, the new programme will include a dedicated Development Coach providing key worker support to learners and coordinating the involvement of specialist agency support.
Communications around how residents can access the training will be released shortly, with potential learners being invited to sign up in January. In addition to the comprehensive package of training in entry level requirements for construction which includes site visits, manual handling, health and safety, First Aid and CSCS cards, learners will also receive additional advice and guidance to support them into work, to help them gain and sustain employment and long-term careers in the industry.
Julie Deeley, Director of Operations of EN:Able Futures CIC, commented; “The EN:Able Futures team is delighted to receive this funding. It will help us build on what we’ve already achieved delivering training for local people at the Humber Construction Hub to enable them to become employment and site ready and build a better future for themselves.”
Hull City Council Councillor Aneesa Akbar, who chaired the review panel, commented, “The council is committed to reducing unemployment and opening up more opportunities to those who are unemployed.
“I’m delighted that the Pathways into Construction project has been awarded this funding. It means more local people can learn the skills they need for a career in the construction sector, an area which offers job security and is so critically important to our economy.”
Dave Osbourne, Managing Director of Source Solutions UK (Hull) Limited, added, “Here at Source Solutions UK Hull Limited we cannot wait for 2022 to work in partnership with EN:Able Futures CIC to empower and upskill our local community.”
For more information about booking onto a free training course please contact:
Call: 01482 291499