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The #Focus5 project in Devon, Plymouth, Torbay and Somerset: Working with vulnerable young people

The #Focus5 project in Devon, Plymouth, Torbay and Somerset: Working with vulnerable young people Taken from Tristram Hooley Career guidance for social justice Last week Oliver Jenkin discussed the Ambitions Project in Cornwall. This week he joins with Nee Bedford to discuss another project working with vulnerable young people in the South West of England. In the second of…

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Targeted work to support vulnerable young people: The Ambitions project in Cornwall

Targeted work to support vulnerable young people: The Ambitions project in Cornwall Written for Career guidance for social justice by Tristram Hooley Oliver Jenkin and Barnaby Ridge discuss the Ambitions project in Cornwall and ask if it offers a way forward for the provision of career support for vulnerable people.  A recent FE Week article reiterated long-standing…

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Why should my organisation consider Investor in Careers?

Why should my organisation consider Investor in Careers? Through Investor in Careers, we support learning providers to develop their careers policy, meet Ofsted and national government requirements, and become recognised for excellence in careers education. The Investor in Careers approach is designed to raise the standard of careers advice and guidance provision delivered by schools…

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#Focus5 What do you do when you’re bored?

#Focus5 What do you do when you’re bored? For #Focus5 leaver, Molly, being bored meant applying for a job! Not a bad way to manage that tedium, right? We recently shared Molly’s success story but things have taken a new turn for her. Molly is now back living in Liverpool and has recently started her new job…

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SMART SKILLS

SMART SKILLS We were delighted to launch SMART SKILLS earlier this month on 7th April.  The SMART SKILLS programme, funded by the European Social Fund, has been running for 3 weeks and has already started to make an impact on businesses and people in Devon.  SMART SKILLS helps small and medium sized businesses across Devon to upskill their staff and…

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Community Engagement Advisers

Community Engagement Advisers One of the most important things that a CEA (Community Engagement Adviser) has to do is to identify and dispel any myths, misunderstanding and misconceptions that the young person may have, surrounding education, employment and training. Whilst attempting to re-establish contact with the young people who have previously been unavailable to engage…

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SMART SKILLS Launch

SMART SKILLS Launch Devon businesses and residents are urged to take advantage of European Social Funding worth £3.5 million. SMART SKILLS funding will help Devon based small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) businesses and other organisations to identify skills gaps in their existing workforce and provide the skills training they need to become more resilient during this economic…

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