South Nottingham College to help Gedling unemployed

A new training centre has opened in an area of Nottinghamshire with some of the highest youth unemployment in the county.

South Nottingham College has opened the centre in Arnold, which has not had any college provision since 1999.

The joint project with Gedling Borough Council aims to provide training and advice to young people in the area.

It is anticipated the centre will serve between 100 and 150 people each month.

John Clarke, council leader, said: "It is the first time for many years that a college has had a base in the borough, so this will be an excellent opportunity for young people who are seeking jobs.

"The idea behind the assessment centre will be to match local people to local jobs - which is a top priority for this council."

The college is based at the council's Arnot Hill House offices.

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