Cornish Youth Hostels launch tourism
Cornish Youth Hostels are launching a new initiative to help
jobless people from across Cornwall find jobs in the tourism
The project, entitled 'Expanding Horizons', has been developed
by the Youth Hostels Association (England and Wales) and Jobcentre
Plus in Cornwall, and invested in by Objective One through
the European Social Fund.
YHA is working with local tourism businesses to identify
what skills are required and participants will have the chance
to train for a range of different jobs, from surfing instructors
and lifeguards to licencees.
There will also be courses for improving IT literacy through
the European Computer Driving Licence programme.
Next month, two information days to give people the opportunity
to find out more about the help on offer and the training
available will be held at:
||YHA Treyarnon Bay, near Padstow, on Tuesday 5th October
2004 from 10.30am - 4.00pm
||YHA Penzance on Thursday 7th October 2004 from 10.30am
YHA ESF Field Officer for the project Caroline Payne said: "All training programmes will be tailored to closely
match the skill requirements of participants and businesses.
As well as using the funding as effectively as possible by
co-ordinating relevant hands-on training and work experience,
we will be offering other forms of support such as transport
to and from training and help with job applications and CVs.
"We want the outcome of this project to be people getting
jobs in the Cornish tourism industry."
Jacki Williams, European Social Fund Manager for Jobcentre
Plus in Cornwall, said: "I am delighted that this project
will address the needs of the tourism industry by providing
40 jobless people with the opportunity to gain the skills
they need to return to work. The project will also be working
with eight small and medium sized businesses providing them
with trained staff to fill their vacancies."
Anyone wishing to find out more about the programme should
contact Caroline Payne on 01752 813921 or Lynn Eatherden on
01629 592775. Alternatively, email email@example.com.
To arrange interviews, photographic or filming opportunities,
or for any media enquiries about YHA, please contact YHA Communications
Officer Rob James on 01629 592775, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
||Jobcentre Plus has received over 8 million pounds
from the Objective One European Social Fund over 4 years.
To date we have supported 1,082 jobless people back to work
and 1,545 into training. For more information please contact
Jacki Williams, 01872 354127.
||YHA is a registered charity and aims "to help
all, especially young people of limited means, to a greater
knowledge, love and care of the countryside, particularly
by providing hostels or other simple accommodation for them
in their travels, and thus to promote their health, rest and
||We operate 227 Youth Hostels in England and Wales and
have 300,000 members.
||In 2005, we celebrate our 75th anniversary.
||To find out more, visit to our website at www.yha.org.uk or telephone 0870 770 8868.
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