We’ve just announced Factory Futures – a new skills and training programme set to benefit up to 10,000 unemployed young people living in Greater Manchester over the next five years.
Factory Futures is part of The Factory Academy, launched by MIF in 2018, in partnership with other cultural organisations in the city, with the aim to diversify the workforce in an important sector for the region and to put opportunities for local people at the heart of The Factory.
Factory Futures responds directly to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth unemployment and has been designed to align to the Government’s recently announced Kickstart scheme.
Over the next five years it will see 1,400 young people, aged 19-24, who are unemployed or on Universal Credit, take part in pre-employment training programmes including training academies, work experience programmes, traineeships and paid internships. Thousands more will benefit from further learning and engagement opportunities including online learning, masterclasses, open days and workshops.