Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Foreshore MXC Volunteer mentoring programme

Foreshore MXC is a community based off road bike educational project which aims to provide a safe and controlled environment for young people to learn and develop new skills such as: Motorcycle maintenance, Motorcycle riding, Practical groundwork, Physical exercise, Social skills, Vocational training, Numeracy and literacy and Personal development

Engaging with young people in the community helping them develop their skills encourages long term change. The alternative education program has been designed to run for up to 32 weeks and is currently working with groups from Brynyderyn Pupil Referal Unit (PRU).

Foreshore MXC also runs a Volunteer mentoring program working with 16 - 24 who are classed a NEETS (Not in Education, Employment, or Training). The work based training programme looks at supporting volunteers who are in this situation.

The programme supports volunteers in the skills needed to seek out employment, motivation, gaining qualifications, interview techniques, and application form filling and work experience placements linked to the industry of off road bikes sports all of which packaged into a program.

The main aim of the programme is to secure a placement in further education or employment with the volunteer suitably motivated and skilled to carry out the commitment. One young person has already gained, as a result of this program, a full time employment position as a result of taking part in this initiative.

For more information please visit the Foreshore MXC Facebook page at www.facebook.com/foreshoremxc. Alternatively you can contact to Mark Thomas on 02920 445900 / 07814 544244.

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