The Hunslet Club is now able to help secure a brighter future for 48 youngsters thanks to funding secured by local councillors on the council’s Inner South Area Committee.
Councillors unanimously voted to provide £30,980 to the club to support apprenticeships of up to six months for local young people.
The focus of the scheme is to offer vocational training, ranging from plumbing, joinery and bricklaying to hairdressing and beauty therapy, allowing children from all over South Leeds to become traders of the future.
Councillor Elizabeth Nash (Labour, City and Hunslet), said she was delighted colleagues joined her in backing the scheme and is keen to celebrate how it involves working with local Leeds businesses to train our young people. She added:
“Hunslet Club not only run a magnificent and thriving sports centre for young people but also do a superb job of training young people in very necessary skills.”
“The facilities are excellent. It is a great experience seeing, for example, a wall tiled by a trainee and then seeing the same wall tiled in a different design by another trainee the next week!
“The hairdressing and beauty salon would be the envy of many hairdressers. I had no hesitation in supporting this grant and wish the club every success in the future.”