‘There is such a need out there. Young people’s lives are being ruined as we speak but Building 4 Hope is working, lives are being transformed and it’s an incredible privilege to be part of it’
Kevin Byrne – AMCIPD, MinstLM
Kevin Byrne is Project Manager and founder.
Starting out as an apprentice carpenter and joiner, Kevin has over 30 years practical knowledge in the construction and trade industry, alongside a wealth of experience in providing both private and public construction training, including overseeing large scale apprenticeship schemes and the creation of dedicated training centres.
Above and beyond this, Kevin has a real heart for the young people he works with and is passionate about seeing lives changed.
Our experience is that conventional training courses at local colleges tend not to be fit for purpose for young people who have very few academic qualifications or who have very low self esteem. The class sizes and teaching format often don’t address some of their underlying issues.
We have identified that the two most important things many disadvantaged young adults who are NEET need are:
- Positive relationships with role models who were committed to their long-term health and wellbeing, who can advise, mentor and challenge; and
- Qualifications and skills that allow them to find and secure employment.