12:01pm Saturday 21st September 2013
CHRISTAIN charity the Door Youth Project has teamed up with Stroud District Council in an attempt to tackle rising youth unemployment.
During the summer holidays staff and young people who regularly attend the drop-in at the Door completed a short qualification course to achieve a level two food safety qualification.
Twenty-three-year-old Charlotte Broome attended the course over the summer and said she found the sessions really helpful and down to earth.
Keith Tett, SDC’s principal environmental health officer provided the training for the nationally recognised qualification.
“It was a real pleasure to work with these young people and I hope it helps some of them find work with local caterers,” said Mr Tett.
Brendan Conboy, chief executive of the Door Youth Project, said: “At this time of year youngsters are looking at their options for education, employment and training and this course is one way we can help them get on to the job ladder.”
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