Thursday 20 March saw the official opening of our new Think Big Hub in Shoreditch, London, with Nick Hurd MP (Minister for Civil Society) joining Ronan to speak at the event.
The 2,000 sq ft facility will help young people develop their digital, entrepreneurial and work skills.
The Think Big Hub is funded by the Telefónica Foundation and is an investment in young people for five years. This year alone it will help 3,000 young people, offering them 500 hours of work skills and employment training, both face-to-face and online.
The Hub has four core functions:
Speaking at the launch Ronan said: “The economy is showing welcome signs of recovery but whilst youth unemployment is falling, there’s still over 900,000 young people out of work. With the digital economy now recognised as crucial to helping maintain a long-term stable economy, businesses must look to the people with the right skills. This means giving opportunities to those who have digital skills in abundance – young people”.
Check out the following video from the opening night http://youtu.be/oNmW85ixg1A