Our second GetIn! project. This programme is aimed at long term unemployed people from 19 years old upwards who face challenges. There is no upper age limit.

The course is targeted, supportive and offers a series of sessions with leaders and mentors followed by short placements across the creative industries. Our participants have included a computer programmer in his 40s interested in music production, a 19-year-old carer, someone with difficult family issues, a former arts student who through mental health issues has lost skills and motivation and someone in their early 20’s with Asperger’s. It is designed to increase soft employment skills such as confidence building and mentoring to empower people into volunteering or a return to work. The course will run between 23rd January and March 2nd 2018 at Unit 9, Bridgeturn Avenue, Wolverton, Milton Keynes MK 12 5QL The Get In! course will involve working with professionals alongside the course leaders to learn all the skills which go into producing and promoting artists. We are not expecting participants to become music Artists. They will just be working in a creative and relaxed environment to learn skills and through team work. They will then be supported to present and promote their own skills and experience to employers in the heritage and arts sector or other and then to undertake a short work placement which we will have brokered beforehand. Participants must not have worked for at least 6 months if they are between 19-25 or for 12 months or longer if they are over 25. Participants must be at least 19 years old. There is no upper age limit although this course may suit younger participants as it is based in a music studio and venue. We have 14 places. Course participants will attend two sessions a week between 10.30 am-1.30 pm each Tuesday and Thursday for 5 weeks of the six week period given above. During their time they will then take up at least two sessions on placement which we will broker tailored to the participants interests and needs. Please do speak with Diana Hatton Inter-Action’s Director if you would like to discuss a potential participant or for more information. Please email Diana to receive a registration form: director@interactionmk.org.uk Get In! is funded by ESF through Futures Advice. Contact Diana for more info at director@interactionmk.org.uk.

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