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 is now open to applications until Wednesday 28 October, running every Wednesday and Thursday from 10.00am - 11.30am.

If you're interested in taking part in the project 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.