E2E students lend a helping hand

E2E students lend a helping hand

Tameside College Entry to Employment students volunteered their time to renovate a local volunteering accommodation, St. Albans, as part of their work study programme. The project will help the students gain valuable knowledge and experience whist providing somewhere where homeless and vulnerable people can keep clean and have a meal.

The students had to make sure that areas of the volunteering accommodation were renovated; this meant the students had to decorate two rooms. The accommodation is used to support people that are homeless and vulnerable. The team which runs the project are all volunteers, aiming to help people in the local community.

The students were set the task to volunteer as part of their course at the College’s E2E centre in Ashton, which helps see young people of Tameside gain skills ready for employment.

Jeff Jerram, Project Administrator and Team Leader said; “The work carried out in decorating our rooms, plus the assembling of some new shelving units was really helpful to us and much appreciated. We sincerely hope that the activities undertaken help by adding experience and skills to the portfolios of those who took part.”

Rob Taylor, E2E Officer said; “All the students who took part have gained some excellent experience and developed new skills whilst being able to recognise how rewarding helping those less fortunate can be.”