Surfing Tackles Youth Unemployment Head On!
Harlyn Surf School has successfully teamed up with Cornwall Marine Network to offer the first Surf Beach Lifeguard training opportunity through the county's Convergence European Social Fund (ESF) Programme.
The programme gives 16 to 24 year olds who are currently not in employment, education or training the opportunity to gain international surf lifesaving and instructor qualifications. These are accredited by the Academy of Surf Instructors (ASI) and Surf Lifesaving GB. The scheme aims not only to offer a life changing experience, but also the opportunity to take the skills learnt around the world. The experience doesn't stop there; you also get the thrill of trying out Coasteering and Stand Up Paddleboarding as part of the programme.
The scheme has been put in place to build individual confidence by encouraging participants to try out something new and to meet great people on the way. Embedding the programme into the positive environment such as Surfing and Lifesaving may serve the purpose to give a new direction in life you didn't expect to take.
Training will be run throughout the year and will use Cornwall's best beaches to train from. Contact Dave Wickes from the Cornwall Marine Academy on 01326 211382 to find out more.