New enterprise for teen training

New Social Enterprise sets up to help youngsters..Left to right Tutors Michelle Padron and Sarah Thornton..120131 Picture Richard Ponter.
New Social Enterprise sets up to help youngsters..Left to right Tutors Michelle Padron and Sarah Thornton..120131 Picture Richard Ponter.

A NEW SOCIAL enterprise has been set up in Scarborough to help educate teenagers in preparation for employment.

Future Works NY has been created by trainers Michelle Padron and Sarah Thornton after they decided to combine their experience in the industry to create a new centre.

Based in Westborough, the enterprise is aimed at 16 to 18 year olds who are not in education.

It has been set up with support from Sea-change and Key Fund North Yorkshire and has already won a training contract with Your Learning Consortium.

Michelle and Sarah, who have 16 years between them in the training industry, said: “We have been working on setting this up for nearly two years.

“Its an opportunity for young people who aren’t doing anything to learn some valuable skills.

“We are offering training in confidence building, employment skills, maths and English as well as practical sessions in a whole range of skill building.

“Eventually we are looking at pushing on with practical workshops.

“We are keen to do a lot working with the community in the community.”

The pair, who are both fully qualified, also paid thanks to RB Markets which helped them set up.

The Sawdon-based household electrical and IT recycling company donated computers and office equipment to Future Works NY.