Phil Wilson the MP for Sedgefield has welcomed the launch of a new jobs club, based in the Newton Aycliffe headquarters of Northern charity DISC.
At the launch of the new World of Work (WOW) club, Mr Wilson met with members who are hoping to break through barriers to employment and find secure work.
In a constituency which suffers from unemployment figures higher than the national average, with youth unemployment nearly double, initiatives like WOW can play an important role in giving people the confidence and skills necessary for the work place.
The new WOW club in Newton Aycliffe will provide members with a free, impartial and confidential services. Specialist support tailored to individual’s needs will be given, allowing them to gain qualifications, create a work record, and develop the skills needed to get into work. A specialist computer suite will also be available for members to use, to assist them in their job hunting and CV writing.
Speaking at the launch Mr Wilson said “It’s great to visit a project like this and talk to local people about the help and support they are receiving.
“By helping to secure training or employment, the WOW club will lead to improvement in the lives of individuals and families.”
Paul Townsley, Chief Executive of DISC, said: “We are very grateful to Mr Wilson who continues to take a keen interest in the work we do here to further the lives of people in this area.
“With our partner organisations, we can also offer potential training solutions that may help someone find a new job.”
For more information on the WOW club, please telephone 01325 731160, or visit www.disc-vol.org.uk