Heart of the South West
The Heart of the South West incorporates Devon, Torbay, Plymouth and Somerset, and will receive £13,770,000 of Building Better Opportunities funding.
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Empowering Enterprise 18-24
A flexible programme to help 18-24 year olds who are NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) develop their employability and life skills, giving them the confidence to move into a positive outcome. The programme will engage over 600 of Devon’s most socially-excluded young people. Petroc are leading 13 End to End partners to deliver this project across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay. Petroc are also working with Engagement Partners to enable them to identify young people who may be eligible to join the project, and Progression Partners who will work to develop and provide relevant progression pathways for these young people.
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The #Focus5 project provides in-depth support to young people aged 15-18 across the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area to move towards education, employment and training. Young people will work with a Key Worker to develop their own plan and can also access support from our Specialist Partners on the project. #Focus5 looks at the 5 key employability skills identified by employers as being gateways to employment: communication, customer service, organisation, problem solving, and team work. The project focuses on those who are defined as most vulnerable and are most likely to become not in employment, education or training (NEET) or are already NEET.
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A project that helps participants manage tough times, get qualified and find work. Participants will receive help to identify their aspirations, master digital technology, search for jobs and access training. Advice is offered on apprenticeships, self-employment, benefits and financial matters. The project will also support participants with personal development, daily life and medical conditions. Services to help participants prepare for work include clubs and work trials to help gain experience. Continued advice and support is offered to participants who have found work. This project helps participants manage tough times, get qualified and find work. Participants receive help to identify their aspirations, use digital technology, search for jobs, and access training. Advice is offered on apprenticeships, self-employment, benefits and financial matters. Work trials help participants gain experience and prepare for work, while continued advice and support is offered to participants who find work. The project will also support participants with personal development, daily life and medical conditions.
Read the project outline - (Somerset)
Read the project outline - (Devon, Plymouth and Torbay)