‘Exceed in Coventry’ is a three-year project providing tailored help and support to over 1,300 Coventry residents, providing them personalised programmes of support enabling them to progress into education, training, job search or on their journey to sustainable employment.


‘Exceed in Coventry’ is part-funded by the European Social Fund.


As a partner on ‘Exceed in Coventry’, FabLab Coventry is an informal city-centre creative space where Exceed participants can learn new skills, complete work experience projects and engage with local employers.

Participants can choose from a range of entry level courses that are centred on computer aided design (CAD) and IT.

  • Level 1 Award in Digital Fabrication (Open College Network accredited)
  • Basic IT Skills
  • FabLab Machine Introductions and Inductions
  • Learn to Laser
  • Learn to print 3D

Participants will also receive pre-employment support, including the opportunity to become trainers to deliver FabLab activity, such as hosting a fix-it club / repair café.

  • Personal Development
  • CV Writing Support

Over the duration of the project, 90 participants will be trained as ‘Peer Engagement Volunteers’ who will work alongside the Progress coaches to support engagement, helping to build their own confidence and abilities as well as contributing to the overall success of the project.

Project Partners:

  • Coventry City Council: The Job Shop
  • FabLab Coventry
  • WATCH Charity

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