DURING these unprecedented times, employment advice, support and opportunities are available for 16 to 29-year-olds, helping them get off to a flying start.
Working with businesses to help thousands of local people
Black Country Impact supports 16 to 29-year olds living in the Black Country who are not in employment, education or training. It provides one-to-one help for people to take the next steps towards training or a job. The service also has a long track record of forging close links with many local businesses and training providers. As result, it can boast that it has already helped thousands of local people towards their goal of employment or gaining lifelong skills and trades.
Making it easier with virtual online support
Black Country Impact understands that for many people recent months will have brought worries about their livelihoods and futures. As such, the service has been busy developing an ever-growing range of virtual online support, training and opportunities into employment - making it easier than ever to find out what training and employment opportunities are available.
Overcoming barriers and support
The service is uniquely placed to provide a wide range of help to young adults, overcome barriers to employment by providing a tailored programme. A programme that is designed to help the individual build a future inaway that suits their circumstances.
Black Country Impact provides a key worker, oramentor, to support the young adult through their journey towards employment and skills, providing advice and guidance. Support can also include help with travel, childcare and equipment – making it simple to start a job or training. The support provided by Black Country Impact is bespoke to the individual and as such can help with overcoming a wide range of barriers, including those faced by people with disabilities, ex-offenders and the homeless.
Personalised to you
The project’s strength is its individualised approach and alternative delivery, which simply put gives youngadults across the Black Country the most flexible, personalised learning and support possible. Support that is helping young adults address a range of personal and skills needs, in readiness for them to take the employment opportunities they want. At the heart of the approach from Black Country Impact is the ability to tailor a package of support and opportunities, this could be through traineeships, apprenticeships, coaching, work placements, self-employment advice, including social enterprises, customised training or more depending on what works best for the individual.
A boost for employment and training
The project is receiving up to £34 million of funding, made up of £17 million from the European Social Fund and £17 million from the Youth Employment Initiative. It also receives match funding of up to £8 million from the National Lottery Community Fund and other partners, ensuring people across the region get a boost towards jobs.
Black Country Impact
259 Castle Street,
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