Last week we announced the programme for TestTown 2015. This year we are supporting ten towns across the UK and Ireland to design and deliver local activities that are appropriate for each community. The ten towns selected will be running their TestTown activities between July and December 2015 and winners from each event will be invited to the TestTown Grand Final taking place in early 2016.
The ten towns are Walthamstow, Ellesmere Port, Great Yarmouth, Huddersfield and Heanor in England, Carrickfergus in Northern Ireland, Falkirk and Perth in Scotland, Bridgend in Wales and Enniscorthy in Ireland, which will be the first time that TestTown will have had a presence in the Republic of Ireland.
Each TestTown will provide training for young enterpreneurs and create an opportunity for them to try trading in a town centre, however the activities will vary in emphasis and format including a pop-up youth enterprise market (Bridgend), green enterprise training and mentoring (Walthamstow) and a master crafts training session for unemployed 18-30 year olds (Enniscorthy). Business training and coaching workshops for young musicians, performers and artists in Great Yarmouth will provide them with the knowledge to turn their talents into business opportunities.
You can find out more details on each of the activities at www.testtown.org.uk and follow us on Twitter @TestTown_2015 for all the latest updates.