30/30 Challenge; employers helping to get people with a learning disability into work

Posted on 25. Aug, 2013 by in Business, Charity, Featured, Youth

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SCTV-noms-2013-best campaign filmEmployers turned out at the Forest Green Rovers ground in Nailsworth for the launch of a scheme aimed at getting young adults with learning difficulties into work.

Mark Owen of Punchline magazine writes: “The 30/30 challenge, part of the Grow Gloucestershire campaign is looking for 30 local employers to offer 30 young people aged between 14 and 18 who have a learning disability, a work awareness day within their business. This day’s work experience can be anything from learning about the general work that business does or to take part in some practical work experience.”

Scott Jones, aged 1Scott and Vikki5, from Cheltenham, was one of the speakers – he is the world IPC shot put champion and world record holder, who now competes from a wheelchair after two strokes. Other speakers included Mark Hawthorne, leader of the county council.

The launch falls in Mencap’s Learning Disabilities Awareness Week. Many thanks to all who gave permission to use these film clips to promote this project.

For further information contact Vikki at 01452 328645 or email vikki.walters@gloucestershire.gov.uk
See more about Gloucestershire Voices at: http://glosvoices.co.uk/
See more about Grow Gloucestershire at: http://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/grow

See more at: http://www.punchline-gloucester.com/articles/aanews/learningdisabilities3030challengegetsofftoflyingstart#sthash.4iNCWiha.dpuf

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