YOUNG people in the Holme and Colne valleys are to benefit from a new wave of radio training courses.
Heads Together Productions offer the courses for 11 to 19-year-olds.
Starting in the New Year, the company will run courses on three nights a week. These will include training in journalism, music and drama.
Heads Together’s community radio project Two Valleys Radio has been providing broadcast training for teenagers since it was set up in 2009.
Now, thanks to new funding from Youth Music, Kirklees Council and the Big Lottery Fund, the project’s training courses will be more than doubled in January.
Project co-ordinator Millie Watkins said: “Over the past year we have been overwhelmed by the number of young people wanting new experiences and to develop their skills through radio.
“These local teens are ahead of the game. They know they need to start building a portfolio of skills to set themselves apart from their peers.”
Anybody aged 11–19 can apply for a place on one of Two Valleys Radio’s six-month courses, which will take place in Honley from January, and cost £25.
Anyone interested can go along to a meeting at Two Valleys Radio at the Carlile Institute Annexe, Meltham, today from 4.30pm-6pm.