Radio for employability

December 12, 2012 in Project News by ct_admin

employability certificatesLast year Radio Regen ran a ‘Radio training for employability’ course for unemployed young people in Tameside.

Radio training for employability attracted people who might not enjoy more traditional learning experiences as the setting was informal and making radio is engaging and hands on.

The course lasted two weeks and participants first learnt the skills needed to make radio and then worked collaboratively to put a programme together to be broadcast on Tameside FM.

Many biscuits were devoured, friendships made and confidence increased.

Staff recognised and exploited the diversity of the groups and tailored the course to individual learners’ needs.  Learners experimented with media making in a live and real broadcast setting – preparing them well for a career in media.

Community radio settings also offer a range of other employment and volunteering opportunities – in administrative roles, sales training and technical support.