Our vision is to develop our nine acre site into a training and enterprise village that makes a major social and economic contribution to the Tees Valley.
In the Tees Valley, almost 140,000 people are income deprived and more than one in four children live in poverty. Many people face barriers to the jobs market and as a result a higher proportion of people have been unemployed long-term (more than 12 months) in most of the Tees Valley than elsewhere in the UK.
Youth claimant unemployment is 5.1% (compared to the national average of 1.8%) and according to the latest IMD report (2015) the Tees Valley still has a high proportion of LSOAs within the national most deprived 10%.
We want this to change.
Tees Valley Community Projects (TVCP) has been helping local Tees Valley residents to fulfil their potential for over a decade. Since 2016, as the training arm, Three13 has specifically helped to address the issue of unemployment, helping people back into work by increasing their confidence through work experience opportunities and supporting them through accredited BTEC, NOCN or NVQ courses. For many people, these qualifications can be the lifeline that breaks the cycle of crime, poverty, isolation or even substance misuse, resulting from long-term unemployment.
Forgetting what's in the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, our team encourage and support people to address their issues and achieve their goals. We are not motivated by turnover or outcomes data, but by seeing lasting and positive changes in the lives of our learners.