Telford’s Prospective Conservative MP Lucy Allan has backed the new TCAT campus in Dawley, which helps youngsters with behavioural issues gain vital employment skills.
The centre, run by Telford College of Arts and Technology (TCAT) was opened last week and Lucy went along to the opening to meet students and staff.
“It’s great to see such great work being done by local organisations like TCAT to improve the future prospects of these young people.
“These facilities are top notch and with projects like these I’m confident we’ll see youth unemployment in the town fall.”
Telford currently has the highest rate of NEETS (young people not in education, employment or training) in the West Midlands and one of the highest in the country.
The new Telford College campus in Dawley aims to reduce that figure by helping young people find areas they want to work in and then prepare them for that career.
There are apprenticeship advisors on hand from company Reed who help find the students apprenticeships and
The campus has 20 students, with 26 on a similar campus in Ketley