The staff from Monty’s are excellent at building a rapport with the young people and encouraging them to attend long-term youth workshops where they are able to develop communication and team building skills alongside practical skills.
FORD Funding Builds Skills For Young People
The Ford Southampton Community Fund encourages young people to learn new technical skills.
FORD funding supported Monty’s Bike Hub in Southampton to deliver monthly ‘Bike Doctor Workshops’ in local secondary schools. This enables young people to bring their bike along at lunchtime to learn how to repair punctures, adjust brakes and gears and conduct an overall safety check.
Two Monty’s bicycle mechanics have also set up a station where teachers can direct pupils that are disengaging with school and struggling with education.