College wins funding to help unemployment in Bristol


City of Bristol College has joined up with Ashley Community Housing (ACH) to tackle unemployment in Bristol after being awarded £65,000 from the European Social Fund.

The College will work with ACH to create a programme that offers basic language skills, working with learners who have low linguistic abilities or have had extreme difficulties in gaining employment. Individuals will then be put through a 12 week course which aims to build up students’ skills and knowledge.

Richard Thickpenny, Business Development Manager at ACH, commented:

"There is immense pressure on people to seek employment. My hope is that through this project, we will be able to offer students the skills and knowledge they need to create new routes into the workplace or further study with the College."

Lynn Merilion, Principal at City of Bristol College, commented:

"We are delighted to link up with ACH for this exciting new project. At City of Bristol College we’re committed to helping people in local communities get the skills they need to find work. I truly believe that everyone has a talent worth developing, this project will ensure students receive that opportunity."

ACH is an award winning specialist Housing Association which provides tailored support and training services, working as an enabler to support its tenants into a positive future in the UK.

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