Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust funds apprenticeships for Sutton young people through Jericho Social Enterprises

The Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust (SCCT) has just awarded a substantial grant to the Jericho Foundation to help fund an apprenticeship programme for 10 Sutton Residents per year for the next three years, starting in January 2018.
Local Sutton Young People, up to age 29, who are not in Education, Employment or Training will be able to apply for the programme which will increase their employment opportunities, confidence and self-esteem as well as helping them to develop valuable new skills and competencies.
Opportunities for supported employment will be available across the wide range of Jericho Social Enterprises which include Catering, Construction, Landscaping, Cleaning, Print and Recycling as well as the well-known ReUsers charity shop located at the Old Depot, Norris Way close to Sutton town centre.
Richard Beard CEO of the Jericho Foundation, said “From the first point of contact with Jericho, we want these potential apprentices to feel valued, loved and respected – they are not facts and figures, but individuals with aspirations and potential”
The principal objectives of the Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust are the provision of Almshouses, the distribution of funds and other measures for the alleviation of hardship and other needs for inhabitants and organisations within the boundaries of the former Borough of Sutton Coldfield.
The Trust’s origins can be traced back to Tudor times. Throughout a long history it has improved the lives of generations of people in Sutton Coldfield, particularly those in the greatest need. It has sustained its core priority to alleviate suffering, while redefining and extending its benefits to reflect changing times and needs.
You can find out more about the Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust on their web site at
www.suttoncoldfieldcharitabletrust.com/

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