SKIDZ work with young people (aged 13 to 16+) who are at risk of becoming NEET, not in employment, education or training and/ or are at risk of offending.
SKIDZ is a charitable motor project, who’s mission is to reduce young people’s risk of exclusion. They do this by offering vocational skills in motor mechanics in an adult work-style environment, instilling key skills and facilitating their progression into employment or further training.
Since SKIDZ opened in 1998 over 7,850 young people have gained skills that are transferable to the world of work, giving them life and vocational skills as well as educational attainment. Quite a high number have gained apprenticeships, some with high class dealerships such as BMW, Porsche and Volvo to name but three.
The money donated by Project Spark will extend provision for two young people from Buckinghamshire to attend courses at SKIDZ for an entire year. This would include and instructor costs, health and safety equipment and other necessary materials and resources.
To find out more about the work SKIDZ do please see their website:
- Sue Simmons, Project Spark, 3rd Floor
- 12 Gough Square
- EC4A 3DW