Shovels at the ready for Community Project

Shovels at the ready for Community Project

Tameside College Entry to Employment students got their shovels ready for the renovation of a local employer’s disused garden area. Nine students were tasked with renovating Foldermatics’ garden space as part of their Work-Study Programme.

The students were faced with the challenge of exposing flower beds and paths which had been lost in overgrowth, putting health and safety skills they had learnt into action. The students were able to develop their knowledge of the outdoors and improve their work experience. The project saw the students work as part of a team to enable the community project to be completed on time.

Stalybridge-based paint finisher, Foldermatics, has supported work placements for Entry to Employment students for the last year and has recently employed two previous Entry to Employment students as full time employees.

Rob Taylor, E2E Placement Officer said; “It was important to give something back to this employer as they have shown tremendous support to a number of our young people and provided them with quality work experience and essential skills for employment.”

Mike Naughton, Foldermatics Company Director commented; “Thanks to all the students at E2E for their fantastic efforts whilst restoring our garden area, staff now have a pleasant place to sit during their breaks in the summer months.”