celebrating the Make Trax project

asphaleia training has been running Make Trax since Sep 2016. During that time we have supported 120 young people of which over 70 have progressed into education or work. Make Trax comes to an end at asphaleia on 31st of July and we wanted to celebrate all that the team have achieved through the project. Gracie, asphaleia's Lead Tutor, shares about the success of the project: Make Trax has been a wonderful project for young people. It's had a great balance of fixed progression outcomes and flexible content that has allowed each young person to work on their soft skills such as confidence, communication, teamwork, whilst progressing into education or employment. Through information, advice and guidance sessions, wellbeing journals, trips, and so much more, young people have been able to engage with a safe and reliable adult before going onto achieve their goals.

  • One young person with Tourette’s syndrome who had been NEET for two years went on to study art at college, finding a way to express themselves and their new found confidence.

  • Many young people used Make Trax as a platform to gain their confidence, communication and build routine before starting On Track to Work, where they achieved employability, English and maths.

  • One young person went on to an apprenticeship in their dream field of childcare.

  • One young person secured a job through Make Trax and is now in a management role.

make trax student stories

young person B B joined asphaleia over a year and a half ago and initially struggled to attend and engage because of high anxiety. She enrolled onto Make Trax and did some 1:1 work on building confidence, communication, managing anxiety strategies, and gained a strong working relationship with a member of staff. From there, B joined On Track to Work and has been studying employability with English and maths in Worthing. B achieved Functional Skills qualifications in English and maths before moving on to college the following September, where she had been accepted to do Hair and Beauty. young person R Make Trax student R started with us in January this year. Having left secondary school in year 9, R had not been in an educational setting for four years, and had only left the house twice in one year before joining us. R worked with his Make Trax project worker for one month in Bognor, building soft skills such as confidence, resilience and communication on a weekly one-to-one basis. From there, R was able to join an OnTrack class for one hour. R felt comfortable enough in the class to return the following week, and now attends full-time across Monday and Tuesday and has sat his level 1 exams.


Make Trax was funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.