“Building a prosperous, inclusive community for the people of Liverpool City Region to achieve their employment and business ambitions”

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Youth Hub

The Hub will enable 300+ young people aged 18-24 to access employment and training support.

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Kickstart

The Kickstart Scheme is a £2 billion fund to create hundreds
of thousands of high quality 6-month work placements for
young people.

Young Entrepreneurs

The Young Entrepreneurs  Academy provides young people aged 16-24 years of age with a passion to build their own businesses and an opportunity to experience life as a successful entrepreneur.
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About Us

Merseyside Community Training Ltd (MCT) is a not-for-profit social enterprise that cares about Liverpool City Region and is ambitious for its future.

MCT is based in Birkenhead and was originally established in 2016 with the primary intent to help the most disadvantaged people from the Wirral community. 

To date, MCT have secured a building to house other small social enterprises and aspiring entrepreneurs who share the ambition of working towards a sustainable environment through innovation and creativity.

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Young Entrepreneurs Press Releases

New venture will put Wirral’s young entrepreneurs into business

A MAJOR new venture has been launched on Wirral to inspire and support the next generation of young entrepreneurs.

As the region begins to count the cost of the coronavirus pandemic, with thousands of jobs already lost and yet more predicted to come, young people are being given a chance to create their own livelihoods – by becoming their own business owner.

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy concept, to be piloted on Wirral, is the brainchild of Sandra Kirkham, an entrepreneur whose vision for a robust economy has always focused on unity in local communities, with business leaders using their expertise to set young talent on the road to employment.

She has teamed up with two other well-renowned business leaders, Paula Basnett, CEO at Wirral Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Jonathan Quinn, Managing Director at Quinnovations.

All three entrepreneurs are passionate about making a difference and are giving their time freely to seeing this project succeeds.

Sandra said: “Parts of Wirral, Birkenhead in particular, have a disproportionate number of disadvantaged young people who have always faced barriers to employment. The jobs situation is bad and sadly could get worse.

“The talent, skills and new ideas are out there – all it needs is to be noticed and for those who want to carve a career for themselves by running their own business to have the right people behind them to turn a dream into reality.

 “It’s a case of capturing the vision then, with guidance, putting it into place.”

The young face of entrepreneurship that could upturn local economy

BUDDING young entrepreneurs are heading to change the face of the local economy with their innovation and talent to run their own businesses.

 The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, a new project being piloted on Wirral, has within weeks of the launch already begun setting many on the road to creating their own livelihoods in a variety of different business sectors.

 The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is the brainchild of Merseyside entrepreneur Sandra Kirkham whose vision for a robust economy puts the focus on unity in local communities, with business leaders using their expertise to set young talent – youngsters disadvantaged by unemployment – on the road to business start-up.

 Jonathan Quinn, managing director at Wirral-headquartered innovations specialist Quinnovations, has dedicated his time alongside Sandra to ensuring that the young entrepreneurs are fully supported as the region continues to count the cost of the coronavirus pandemic, with thousands of jobs already lost and yet more predicted to come.

 Sandra and Jonathan also recognise the impact of food and diet on learning. With the help of a grant from Wirral Borough Council and partnership with Birkenhead-based Neo Community, all project participants will now receive meals and take home food at the end of their day.

 Support from JobCentre Work Coaches, The Hive Onside Youth Zone, Community Action Wirral and Wirral Chamber of Commerce has been invaluable in generating additional interest and support for young entrepreneurs across the Wirral community.

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