NGi have successfully secured €212,000 in funding directly from the European Union to help develop programmes that will prepare disadvantaged young people to better integrate into the labour market, as well as equipping teaching and learning professionals with the skills needed to effectively engage with this cohort of learners.
Working with Gedling Borough Council along with three social enterprises based in Italy and Hungary, a vocational training centre based in Austria, we established a transnational partnership to develop and secure a successful project application.
Project work will commence in February 2015 and run through until October 2017, with all UK based activity being in the borough of Gedling who were extremely keen to encourage the initiative as it aligns with objectives within their Employment & Skills Delivery Plan.
This seeks to address labour market issues which prevent young people who are not in employment, education or training from finding a job or getting a college place.
Youth employment is an issue all over Europe, the partners will share their existing best practice with each other and where there is an identified need, develop new methods of training to engage young people and then support them into sustainable work.