Your Time is a programme specially developed to support young people who are between 15 and 24 and are not in education, employment or training (NEET) or they are at risk of becoming NEET, in Derby, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire
The programme focuses on helping young people progress with their lives by giving them the skills needed to get into a job, an apprenticeship or return to full time education.
The programme supports the development of skills needed to get a job and provides careers advice and information on the types of jobs and industries available in the local area so young people can assess and explore their opportunities.
The programme covers subjects including confidence and motivation building, employability skills, managing personal finance, as well as optional subjects like completing an IT qualification.
Programme end date - July 2021
The projects below ran from November 2016 to March 2019
Step Forward (CT Skills)
To increase the number of young people who are in education, employment and training with a focus on the provision of tailored information, advice and guidance; the creation of an individual assessment and learning plan delivered through a blended programme of regulated and non-regulated learning.
16-24 year olds
not in employment, education or training, inactive and unemployed
Upgrading the knowledge skills and competence of those in employment, promoting flexible learning pathways through career guidance. To increase basic skills in small to medium sized enterprises and micro businesses. To increase the number of people with technical and job specific skills and Level 3 and above.
Contact: CT Skills website
CAREERS Local (Nottinghamshire County Council)
The D2N2 Careers Local Enterprise Grants programme which provided grants for schools to trial innovative approaches to inspiring their young people to stay in education, training and employment, has now finished (May 2019).
Careers Local has impacted over 4,000 participants and 131 educational institutions. It has brought over £1.3 million of funding into D2N2 schools, and delivered over 30,000 hours of employability provision. The programme also won an ADEPT (The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport) Award in the category “Places that work for People", recognising improvements that make a difference to local young people’s quality of life.
Evaluations of the programme:
New provision to support young people who are already, or are at risk of becoming, NEET (not in education, employment or training) will be available soon.
PROJECT ENDED: May 2019
This project is part-funded by the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.