At Green Corridor we put our Young People at the heart of everything we do; they can Dig, Plant and Grow in our plots and polytunnel or Pick, Cook and Serve in our Training Kitchen. All on a safe and welcoming site, with qualified tutors who have a passion for their craft and most importantly teaching young people. All our learners have Individualised Learning Plans to guide them on their journey into employment, with fortnightly 1:1 sessions with the youth manager to support them with any concerns regarding their personal development, behaviour or welfare outside of Green Corridor. Our small group sizes, of mixed abilities, promotes a conclusive environment of respect and trust, often encouraging social skills to blossom. Brand new to September 2018 we have our very own Functional Skills tutor onsite, giving young people the opportunity to complete a Maths and/or English qualification using the Green Corridor to practice their skills in real world situations.
In 2018, we have been changing the landscape of our site and the qualifications we offer. Thanks to the support of the Heathrow Community Fund, we have created a brand new mint growing venture, using Hydroponic growing technology. In late 2018 and early 2019, this brand new social enterprise will involve creating a hydroponic growing space, where our learners can experience this new way of growing. Keeping everything local, we plan to sell the mint to restaurants surrounding Heathrow, enabling us to offer our own supported employment placement.
In the kitchen, our catering courses have been going strong and we are proud to support so many young people through their qualification. These added skills will mean that our young people will have a greater chance of employment, especially given the gap in recruitment in the local hospitality and catering sector in and around the airport.
All the support given by the Green Corridor tutors and the support team is to help connect young people and their communities to promising futures, weather this be in employment, education or further training.
Importantly we will continue to connect young people and communities to their promising futures.