Albion Works group enjoy match day experience
THE Albion Foundation is working with local young people as part of a 16-week programme geared towards providing young people with skills, confidence and experience.
These three factors are crucial to helping the youngsters make a positive transition back into education, training or employment.
The programme offers the group a chance to learn new skills such as CV and cover letter writing, job searching and interview techniques. All participants also have the opportunity to gain a Level One qualification in Employability.
Members that have shown excellent commitment and dedication were recently rewarded with the opportunity to visit West Bromwich Albion’s open training session in the week and the Premier League match against Liverpool on Easter Sunday.
Katie Lawlor, an Albion Works participant, was grateful for the encouragement the charity gave her.
“I have really enjoyed being part of Albion Works and to be rewarded for my effort was great, the staff at The Foundation have even converted me into a Baggies fan so I will now be visiting The Hawthorns more.”
Riece Connelly was also a part of the programme.
“I have been a Liverpool fan all my life so to watch them live in action was great, big thanks to The Foundation staff for giving me the chance.”
Dan Crane, Employability Coordinator for the Foundation, spoke of the importance of rewarding those who are deserving.
“It is always enjoyable to treat the group for their hard work.
“For some this was their first ever live Premier League game, so it was fantastic to be able to give them this opportunity and it works as a real incentive.”