The project involves a series of engaging activities will take place twice a week, equipping young people with the skills needed to assist with the smooth transition from compulsory education to further education, training and employment.

Young people will:

  • Gain a deep understanding of co-operative values and practices,
  • Set up their own “co-operative” taking action to tackle any problems they collectively identify in their local community
  • Attend work experience at a local employer to help gain the experience needed in the workplace
  • Gain confidence and skills to take into their working life, boosting their local community

This project is built on the success of our young co-operatives work, which you can read more about here.

Get Involved! 

Great news - the next cohort of our Co-operative (ad)Venture project in Manchester starts on Wednesday 29th January 2020, running every Wednesday and Thursday from 10.30am - 12.30pm.

We'll also be running two drop-in sessions where you can pop along and find out more about the project, as well as meeting some of our projects team.

Both sessions will take place at our offices in Manchester (Holyoake House, Hanover Street, Manchester, M60 0AS) on the following dates:

  • 15 January 5.30pm - 6.30pm
  • 16 January 10.30am - 12.30pm

If you are interested in taking part in the project or coming along to one of the drop-in sessions then please click the button below and fill out the form. A member of the college team will then be in touch with more information.

Co-operative (ad)Venture form

Our partners

Our partners in Manchester are the wonderful Autistic Society for Greater Manchester (ASGMA). Read more about them here.