Training providers, agencies and businesses from across the region came together for the launch of the My Future programme which supports young people not in employment, education or training (NEET) to achieve their career goals. Across the East of England 9.5% of young people are currently NEET according to the latest government figures published in February 2019.
The Consultancy Home Counties Ltd (TCHC) has recently won £2.1 million to support these young people from across Cambridgeshire, Fenland and West Norfolk to gain qualifications and achieve goals such as getting a job, into education, training or an apprenticeship through their My Future programme.
For many years TCHC has supported young people with training and mentoring to progress into a positive and brighter future. They will be able to extend this great work after having won funding from the European Social Fund (ESF) and Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) to support young people in the Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough area who are NEET or at risk of becoming NEET (Not in Employment Education or Training).
TCHC will lead a partnership to support young people to achieve their career goals. The funding will enable over 1300, 15-24 year olds to receive tailored support over the next three years.
The programme will provide work experience and pre-employment training opportunities including route-ways to traineeship and apprenticeship opportunities. It will also offer English, Maths, I.T, Business Start-Up and vocational training as well as employment trials, internships and volunteering opportunities.
Courtney Grinham Managing Director of TCHC said “We are delighted to be launching our My Future programme which will develop and help young people, their families and the community.
TCHC has a strong track record of working with young people and helping them to achieve their ambitions, and with this funding we will be able to assist many more young people to accomplish their dreams.”
The My Future programme runs until July 2021.