Career Ready student selected for World Merit Programme

A Career Ready student from Oldham College has been selected to work on a UN sustainability project, organised by World Merit, in New York this summer.

Taylor-Marie Webb was offered a place on the programme after presenting to a panel at Oldham College. She will travel to America in August for 16 days. 

World Merit is a global organisation that tackles poverty, inequality and climate change. The programme aims to unite young leaders to help tackle the United Nations sustainable development goals.

Taylor said: “I was totally shell-shocked when they told me that me and two other students from Oldham College were going. We were saying before we presented how we wished we could all go and it’s amazing that we all can! 

“I’m really excited to visit New York and take part in the programme – it’s an amazing opportunity.”

Taylor and two other students from the college will join 360 young people from around the globe to work on the project.

Louise Logan, Career Ready Regional Manager for the North West, said: “It’s great to hear of Taylor’s successes - the World Merit Programme is a brilliant opportunity and she’s done really well to be selected.

“Taylor is a fantastic ambassador for Career Ready and Oldham College and we look forward to hearing about how she gets on in New York.”