The HORIZON project works with young people aged 13 to 19 (or up to 25 with SEND = special educational needs or disabilities) enabling them to gain vocational and personal skills and accredited qualifications, helping them back into school, further training, volunteering, apprenticeships or work.
We use carpentry & joinery to engage young people and excite them about learning, life after school and their role in the work place. This is backed up by every opportunity to improve Functional Skills [literacy and numeracy are key to progression in learning and in life] and PSD = Personal & Social Development.
We are blessed with an amazing workshop, well equipped and staffed - our dedicated, skilled team - a SENCo, trainers/tutors, mentors & learning support staff - provide every trainee with a mix of training & education, backed up by one-to-one intensive support, building confidence, addressing individual concerns - overcoming barriers to learning [like behavioural or emotional issues or poor literacy and numeracy].
Sport, outdoor trips, community projects carried out by trainees help them with their team work, collaboration, communication - so they are highly engaged and motivated and prepared for adulthood - skills for life, for work and for living.
Trainees can choose to do a Duke of Edinburgh Award - a programme open to all young people in YMCA West Kent.
Some schools commission us to offer holistic, supportive work-based-learning for pupils who may be at risk of exclusion - and they return to their school motivated, engaged, keen to learn having seen vocational pathways they hadn't appreciated.
We are proud of the quality of our training, teaching, mentoring, tutoring and pastoral support. It is widely recognised by learners, ex-learners, parents, schools, PRUs, special schools, SEN teams, social services and Ofsted.
Contact us to arrange a visit or a taster session, or download, complete and return this form to make a referral to the Horizon project.
Construction Skills - Carpentry & Joinery or Multi Skills Construction - at The Horizon Project in Tonbridge
YMCA West Kent: The Horizon Project, 164 Shipbourne Road, Tonbridge, Kent TN10 3EJ
Tel 01732 363 990 Fax 08712 390677 Email Horizon.Tonbridge@WestKentYMCA.org.uk
We also run The Horizon Project Fun with Wood - courses for adults [18-65+] with learning disabilities and for some adults who may be unemployed or needing to build their confidence or personal skills to help them back into work or further training. See Working with wood for adults with Learning Difficulties or contact us to find out more
NOTE: Sadly we had to close the following: Horizon Empowerment at Tower House, Plumbing & Multi Skills at Horizon TN2 Sherwood, Painting & Decorating in Edenbridge, Carpentry in Cranbrook and at Cannon Lane.