The Lost Generation report – Newcastle Futures recently commissioned a piece of research with young people to improve their service delivery to this group of clients. The report is a candid and informative piece of writing that builds on national research, as well as local feedback from young people, practitioners working in employment and skills and employers. The recommendations from the research have already made internal planning with partners and the team think differently. The report is endorsed by Newcastle City Council Leader Nick Forbes who encourages organisations, services and employers to expand opportunities to young people to ensure we don’t lose a valuable and gifted generation. The report is called ‘Come and Find us’
Newcastle Futures see having digital skills as essential for job seekers today as having an up to date CV.
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SPACE 2 – A Meeting Place in Newcastle upon Tyne City Centre for young people to get together and to learn new skills: http://space2.org/
THE PRINCE’S TRUST: “Around one in five young people in the UK are not in work, education or training. Youth unemployment costs the UK economy £10 million a day in lost productivity, while youth crime costs £1 billion every year. We address this by giving practical and financial support to the young people who need it most. We help develop key skills, confidence and motivation, enabling young people to move into work, education or training.”
We run programmes that encourage young people to take responsibility for themselves – helping them build the life they choose rather than the one they’ve ended up with:
The Enterprise programme provides money and support to help young people start up in business.
The Team programme is a 12-week personal development course, offering work experience, qualifications, practical skills, community projects and a residential week.
Get Started are short courses designed to help young people develop new skills, build confidence and have fun, helping them to move forwards in their lives.
Get into are short courses offering intensive training and experience in a specific sector to help young people get a job.
Development Awards are small grants to enable young people to access education, training or work.
Prince’s Trust xl clubs give 13-19 year olds who are at risk of truanting, exclusion and underachievement a say in their education. They aim to improve attendance, motivation and social skills.
The Fairbridge programme works with young people aged 13-25, giving them the motivation, self-confidence and skills they need to change their lives.
YOUNG ENTERPRISE is the United Kingdom’s largest business and enterprise education charity. Every year it helps 250,000 young people learn about business and the world of work in the classroom under the guidance of a network of 5,000 volunteers from 3,500 companies.