On Track Norfolk and Future Radio have come up with a creative idea to support young people to develop soft skills with the aim of moving closer to employment, education or training.
On Track participants will create one hour radio shows, which Future Radio will broadcast on 107.8fm & DAB across Norfolk, and worldwide on www.futureradio.co.uk. This activity provides opportunities for young people to get industry experience in radio, discuss ideas which are important to them and to become involved with their local community. The show is called On Track On Air, a show where Norfolk’s young people choose the tunes.
Future Radio is Norwich’s Community Radio Station and part of the charity Future Projects. The radio station engages the community, builds skills and provides opportunities through great music, conversation and people. Future Radio offers opportunities in presenting, producing, journalism, editing, audio & image creation and administration. Future Radio works with organisations throughout Norfolk and Norwich to help them deliver services and to promote their product, service or event.
On Track is a project which clears barriers to work for young people in Norfolk who have multiple and complex needs. The project helps to support young people aged 16-24 to get into education, training or employment. Young people who participate in the project receive extensive tailor-made coaching, mentoring and guidance to help them fulfil their career goals, as well as practical support to break down the barriers to achieving these goals, such as help with childcare, transport or equipment to start a college course or job. Since On Track started in 2014, the project has worked with 873 young people living in Norfolk who are not in education, training or employment. This project is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund.
Lea Denley, Participant Support Officer at On Track said “The On Track radio show will bring a number of benefits to the young people we work with, such as developing their confidence in group settings and giving them experience in the radio industry. We are thankful to be able to work with Future Radio who have supported and guided us at every step”.
Christopher Remer, Business Development Manager at Future Radio said “We are delighted to be working with On Track and are very proud to be playing a part in helping young people start out in life. Our partnership with On Track and this project goes a long way towards helping us to fulfil Future Radio’s charitable objectives as Norwich’s community radio station.”
The BBO project has received £3,473,299.24 of funding from the National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.
For further information please contact:
Lea Denley at On Track on 01603 723 845 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Christopher Remer at Future Radio on 01603 250056 or email@example.com
On Track On Air shows will be broadcast on a Monday from 1pm to 2pm and a Thursday from 6pm to 7pm. Please check Future Radio’s Schedule https://futureradio.co.uk/schedule/ for more details.
Shows already broadcast will be available On Demand at www.futureradio.co.uk/show/on-track-on-air/
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