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Blackpool Council to support young people in business

Blackpool Council has launched a new training programme called ‘GetSet’ to help young adults in Blackpool and the Fylde Coast to potentially kick-start their own business.

GetSet Blackpool is a six session programme provided FREE to 18-25 year olds.

The initiative is specifically designed to inform young people about self-employment, starting a business and improving employability skills.

The courses, designed and delivered by Lancashire based Geminus Training, include fun and interactive workshops that will also develop additional skills such as communication, creativity and presenting.

Cllr Mark Smith, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Enterprise and Economic Development, said: “We really want to encourage young people who perhaps are the budding entrepreneurs of the future.

“This programme is a great source of information and support which will help anyone in this age group understand business basics before making career choices.

“It is important that young adults understand that self-employment could be a real choice for them and an option to pursue in their life and for career development.”

Nick Roach, director of Geminus Training added: “Young people new to business can find business training intimidating and overwhelming - we want to break that mould.

“Blackpool has so many amazingly creative young people who have great talent and potential, and GetSet Blackpool will help them to see if their skill and passion can help them to start a business and if self-employment can be a viable career path.”

To find out more about GetSet Blackpool, visit www.getsetblackpool.co.uk or contact Nick via nick@geminustraining.com