Petty Pool is happy to announce the fantastic news that a state-of-the-art new facility is being built, creating three new classrooms. As a result, it will be possible to increase student numbers and work with 110 young adults with learning difficulties and disabilities from across the North West during 2019/2020. The primary focus of Petty Pool Vocational College is education into employment. Last year 72% of learners exited into work related destinations including 32% into paid employment. This is against a national benchmark of just 5% for people with learning disabilities.
The total project cost is just over £700k and Petty Pool is working hard to reach this target. A generous legacy from much missed student; the late John Mark Griffiths (better known as “Snowy”) has been integral to the realisation of this vision and his gift has been utilised by the organisation for the benefit of generations of learners to come.
Staff and students have also been actively getting involved with the fundraising efforts, managing to raise a mind blowing £29,706.96 so far with activities including supermarket bag packs, sponsored sporting events, raffles and sourcing donations from local businesses and trusts. The remaining shortfall is £150k and fundraising continues in earnest to hit this target by September 2019.