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21 August 2013

CAVC to help young people go on a New Journey in the Vale

Cardiff and Vale College is taking part in a new project aimed at engaging young people who are not in education, employment or training that is being rolled out across the Vale of Glamorgan next month.

New Journey is a partnership programme funded by Jobcentre Plus and run by voluntary multimedia education organisation Vibe Experience. It will take to the streets in the V-POD, Vibe Creative’s mobile youth provision bus, bringing together training providers, youth, careers and volunteer organisations as well as housing advisors.

New Journey will take place over the next five months, bringing new opportunities to young people where they live. Professionals and advisors will be on hand in the V-POD to meet and greet 16 to 24-year-olds in need of information, support and advice on education, employment and training. They will also be able to register on courses and look at taking steps to build new skills. Information and advice on alcohol and drugs services, volunteering and housing will be available as well.

CAVC will be on hand to provide information and advice sessions, and to help young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) explore progression routes into College. The College has a range of options available to help young people get back in to education, including its Entry to Vocational Studies programme and Fast Forward courses.

Other organisations taking part are Jobcentre Plus, Careers Wales, People Business Wales, ACT, MPCT, ITEC, Rathbone, Vale of Glamorgan Youth Service, the Probation Service, Vale Volunteer Bureau, Communities and Llamau Housing.

Every Wednesday a team of people will be on board the V-POD bus to provide information, advice and support at locations in St Brides, Barry, Penarth, Llantwit, St Athan and Dinas Powys.

If you are a young person aged 16 – 24 or know someone who would like more information for New Journey, please call Vibe Experience on 01446 700622 or email louise@vibeexperience.com

Date Area Time
Wednesday 4th September Penarth - Cogan Leisure Centre 1pm - 4pm
Wednesday 11th September Penarth - Cogan Leisure Centre 12pm - 4pm
Wednesday 18th September Barry - VCVS, Holm View, Gibbonsdown 1pm - 4pm
Wednesday 25th September Barry - VCVS, Holm View, Gibbonsdown 1pm - 4pm
Wednesday 2nd October Barry - VCVS, Holm View, Gibbonsdown 12pm - 4pm
Wednesday 9th October Llantwit Major Youth Centre 1pm - 4pm
Wednesday 15th October Llantwit Major Youth Centre 1pm - 4pm
Wednesday 23rd October Llantwit Major Youth Centre 12pm - 4pm
Wednesday 6th November St Athan - Gathering Place 1pm - 4pm
Wednesday 13th November St Athan - Gathering Place 1pm - 4pm
Wednesday 20th November St Athan - Gathering Place 12pm - 4pm
Wednesday 3rd December Dinas Powys - Murch Centre 1pm - 4pm
Wednesday 10th December Dinas Powys - Murch Centre 1pm - 4pm
Wednesday 17th December Dinas Powys Surgery 12pm - 4pm