Yesterday was World Youth Skills Day. According to the UN, people aged 15-24 are three times more likely to be unemployed than adults and more than 1 in 6 are out of work due to Covid-19. At asphaleia training we are able to support NEET young people in West Sussex to gain the skills they need to get a job or onto a further education course.
young person's story from our future focus project
When N came to asphaleia, she had low confidence and when asked what she could put on a CV she said, 'nothing'. N didn’t have any work experience and didn’t think getting a job was realistic for her.
N started engaging with future focus 1:1's, setting targets, discussing long-term plans and goals and with the help of her FF project worker, planned small steps to getting there.
After building some confidence, N joined workshops that focused on getting work ready. N soon built up that CV she originally thought she had nothing to put on, adding skills like communication, teamwork, positivity. With these skills N started exploring different work sectors and settled on customer service.
N felt confident enough to start applying for jobs and was successful in the first job she attended an interview for. N now works in customer service, something she didn’t see as possible at the very beginning of her FF journey.
N’s confidence grew as a result of hard work, self-belief and a dedication to attending sessions and workshops and we couldn’t be prouder.
what’s on offer?
Building soft skills such as confidence, communication and a routine
For 16-25 year olds
For those not in education, employment or training
This project is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.
on track 2 work:
Full-time further education provision
For 16-18 year olds seeking to build confidence, access work experience and gain English, Maths and Employability qualifications
Available for ESOL students through On Track ESOL
For 16-25 year old NEET young people
Support finding employment, education or training
Tailored workshops based on specific goals