New Directions team move into Resource Centre

The New Directions Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) team has moved into the Resource Centre to help young people in the local area get a new start in life.

The six strong team is working with 15 to 29-year-olds, who are not currently in employment, education or training (NEET), supporting them with CV writing and interview techniques, signposting to jobs, volunteering and training opportunities. They are also   working with young people to help build their confidence and improve their employability skills. 

The New Directions project is back up and running for a second phase after the team helped almost 600 young people from Middlesbrough and Stockton into employment, education and training between July 2016 and July 2018. 

Angie Kelly, centre manager for the Resource Centre, said: “We are pleased to welcome the New Directions team to the Resource Centre.  With the Work IT Out and Free Your Potential training courses up and running here too, our venue is fast becoming a hub for employability support.”

To find out more about Actes’ New Directions programme contact 07801 897 864 or email