On Monday 11 February, South Thames College was delighted to welcome Dr Rosena Allin-Khan MP for the launch of the Take One campaign at the college’s Tooting Campus.
South Thames College has joined forces with Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce, the Wandsworth Ambitions Careers Initiative and Merton Chamber of Commerce to set a challenge for Wandsworth businesses to ‘Take One’ young person – to provide work experience, an Internship, a Traineeship, an Apprenticeship, support a volunteer placement or through mentoring a young person.
Allin-Khan, MP for Tooting, tweeted: “Far too often, young people are not given the opportunity to reach their full potential. Today, with @SouthThamesColl, I brought together community organisations from across Tooting to discuss what employment and skills opportunities we can provide to local young people.”
Jamie Stevenson, Director of Business Partnerships at South Thames Colleges Group, commented: “We met to discuss how we can continue to work effectively with young people to give them skills, training and opportunities, which bought together local community support groups.”
For many young people getting onto the employment ladder is proving increasingly competitive. Despite being enthusiastic and talented the transition into the workplace can be challenging. With the support of the Wandsworth business community, the Take One campaign is hoping to enhance career opportunities for these young people.