Developing Youth Skills For Work
Marli McCurdy, 16, Harris Academy – “From being here it’s helped a lot, I’m not sure what i’d be doing right now if it wasn’t for everybody that has helped me here”
Guy Mascolo Football Charity works with 800 young people a week, holding a regular mentor sessions with 16 plus age group. Through a series of sessions the young people were asked how they could be best supported in the areas of employment, learning and volunteering.
Despite some improvement, Youth unemployment rates in Wandsworth are still in excess of 3,500. In addition many people are choosing to work for longer and retire later – meaning there are simply fewer jobs available to young people entering employment. So to improve entry and sustainability people aged 16 to 24 with few or no qualifications, will get the chance to access on the job training and experience to build the skills that employers want.
Scope of the project
Developing Youth Skills for Work is about ensuring young people who are unemployed are prepared for challenges of the modern work place. It will provide them with training support to develop work skills.
To deliver work-focused learning and training opportunities to help build the youths confidence and employability skills
16 to 24 year olds, Wandsworth Borough.
At GMFC we provide a safe and open environment for the south to learn, practice and develop soft skills and practical work skills to enhance their confidence and chances success in the workplace.