New technology for Staffordshire charity

Community radio staff gather in their studio

The Access Community Training Project secured a £5,000 Community Award to offer teenagers and adults the skills and training they need for employment opportunities within the local area.

The charity based in Stoke-on-Trent runs a radio station and provides training for people looking for work experience or part-time jobs. It aims to boost local residents’ chances of employment by teaching them valuable work-based skills such as IT, administration and finance.

The Staffordshire based charity will spend the funding on new computers, tablets and smartphones that can be used by students and job seekers. Currently, there are more than 20 people between the ages of 18 and 60 that are benefiting from the training.

“As a small charity, this funding will have a huge impact on the services we’re able to provide. Many people in our area struggle to find employment, and the new kit we’ve been able to buy will help them to build new skills.”

Steven Perry, project co-ordinator

Access Community Training Project was nominated by OneFamily customer and project co-ordinator, Steven Perry. The funding will also enable the charity to run technology workshops, initially to teach trainees how to navigate Apple and Android devices that they can later use in real life working situations.