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Year End UpdateFollowing the success of this pilot programme, with all targets being met or exceeded, an extension of the contract has been awarded to Chesterfield College to deliver a further three cohorts. Funding from the Adult Learner Responsive Fund is also being used to match fund the WNF.During Quarter 4, additional sessions were delivered in response to feedback from focus groups. These additions included an employer visit, guest speakers, and a volunteering morning.

Raising Aspirations (Young People)

About the project...

This project aims to raise aspirations in those individuals who are most marginalised and furthest away from employment.  In particular, it provides additional support, engagement activities and training opportunities for pre-16 students and their families; 16–18 year olds who are not in education, employment or training (NEET); teenage parents, care leavers, homeless and vulnerable young people, and young people experiencing substance misuse issues. 

Strand I - This element of the project seeks to raise aspirations and increase the awareness amongst school age young people and their families regarding further educational and employment opportunities; and to encourage informed choices at Key Stage 4 and beyond.  A vulnerable groups tranistion worker has been appointed to support young people leaving school.

Strand 2 - Two key workers have been appointed, one to work with teen parents and one to work with young people who have drug or alcohol problems.  Young people who will potentially become NEET can be identified and given enhanced support through this project as soon as they leave school and before they have the opportunity to become NEET.

Strand 3 - an additional specialist worker from Barnado's offers dedicated support to care leavers who are NEET plus a programme of dedicated learning activities to prepare the young people for re-introduction and reintegration into a learning or employment environment while at the same time addressing their other barriers to economic and social wellbeing.

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