The Centre is based in Bordon, Alton, Hampshire and provides a training space to a large number of Construction learners. SYU has been delivered here by SYU Coordinator and trainer Adriana Crear for 2 groups of learners since November 2021.
The students had an opportunity to learn about the idea of self-employment, skills needed in self-employment as well as about the ways of generating a business idea over 6 hourly sessions. The two groups of talented painters-decorators, carpenters and construction students are now in a practical phase of SYU where they are preparing their prototypes and are getting ready for a Business Pop Up Event in January 2022.
The Centre is very much community orientated and during their SYU training the learners were taking part in many community initiatives. One of them being a renovation of a local Youth Hub and one building wooden, beautifully crafted benches very much needed in the Centre.
The aim of the hub is to introduce the self-employment path as a realistic choice and not as unreachable goal. It builds learners’ confidence and offers opportunities thanks to networking during the sessions and pop up events.