Stepney school-leavers’ job prospects receive �5,000 boost

An organisation which works to improve school-leavers’ job prospects so they won’t end up joining the dole queue has been given a �5,000 cash boost.

An organisation aimed at helping the borough’s youngsters avoid joining the dole queue when they leave school has been given a �5,000 cash boost.

A cheque for the amount was presented to Megan Hunter, Mentoring and Apprenticeships Manager of Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership at its Aldgate offices on today (Tuesday) by Brendan Brien, Graham Hart and Gavin Dean on behalf of the Lloyds Banking Group Community Fund.

The Lloyds Banking Group Community Fund provides much needed funding to organisations working locally to inspire and support young people.

Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership encourages the public and private sectors to work with schools in the borough to raise achievement and provide pupils of all ages with opportunities to improve their work related skills.

A series of mentoring projects help encourage pupils to complete their GCSEs, enter higher education and provide guidance on employability.

“ The award means a great deal to Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership,” said Megan Hunter, “and will go towards the next mentoring programme at Stepney Green School, as well as new mentoring handbook resources.”

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