Young people across the Fylde Coast are being given a kick-start to a striking future thanks to AFC Fylde Community Foundation.

The innovative Striking Futures programme is now in full swing and the Foundation are seeing positive results.

Delivered by AFC Fylde Community Foundation working in partnership with Virtual Learning UK (VLUK), ‘Striking Futures’ offers a wealth of opportunities for men and women aged between 16 and 24 years of age.

The ground-breaking traineeship programme provides a diverse range of inspiring and informative sessions focusing on multiple learning outcomes. This ensures the 12-week course is both educational and enjoyable for all those taking part.

With the programme now operational, the Foundation are seeing encouraging outcomes, with the trainees leaving each session with greater confidence and a better understanding of the sector they have chosen to excel at.

The Foundation recently ran a ‘Employability’ event at Mill Farm which gave the trainees an opportunity to learn, discuss and evaluate the key fundamentals of employment and how they can find their individual path into work. The event, which would not have been possible without the support of Cuadrilla and Centrica, was voted a resounding success.

After months in the planning, the Foundation are starting to see the results of all the hard work. Foundation Extended Services Officer Charlie Hay is delighted with the success so far. He said: “The Striking Futures programme is something I take great pride in. It really helps to shape a better future for local young people and I couldn’t be happier with how the programme has kicked off.

“The Striking Futures traineeship programme is just beginning and has the potential to help more and more people across the Fylde Coast. The team at the Foundation are committed to ensuring this programme gets stronger and better so I’m really confident about what the future holds.”

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