Caterham Training UK Youngsters
The company will collaborate with the Tameside Council to enter eighteen young people in a kit car building contest. The Tameside Caterham Car Scheme will divide the eighteen youngsters, with ages between 12 and 16, into three teams and ask them to build a Caterham Seven under the supervision of a trainer.
The contenders have been carefully selected by the authorities, including the Police, Community Support Officers, Tamesides’s Patroller service and the Fire & Rescue Service. The project has already been initiated and will take place over a four-month period. It allows team to acquire science, engineering and social skills. The initiative is aimed at educating the young people and offering them a preview of the adult life.
"Caterham is all about having a passion for driving and performance – the petrol-heads who buy our cars are a special breed of motorist who have a genuine enthusiasm for the joy of driving. Caterham is about sharing the experience and I hope the young people who take part in this initiative find it an enjoyable and worthwhile distraction,” said Andy Noble, Sales Director of Caterham Cars.
A similar scheme has been implemented to other schools in the past seven years, but without the social educational purpose.
"Young people are understandably interested in cars and the chance to build a quality sportscar gives them the ideal opportunity to channel their energy to a constructive end, learn new skills and gain opportunities,” said Cllr. Roy Oldham, the Executive Leader of Tameside Council.