This project will predominantly target people in the labour market referred to in the UK as NEET (not in education, employment or training). The majority of the 31 trainees we recruit, even for longer placements will be adults who are considered as excluded, or ‘with fewer opportunities’ and those from minority ethnic groups. This will include individuals leaving prison, ex-offenders and those at risk of offending; participants with a history of alcohol or substance misuse, those who have experienced homelessness, young parents, individuals who are second generation unemployed and those suffering from mild mental ill-health. Our PLM target group will mainly be recruited from those not currently employed, however we will also support those undertaking work based learning. Although this may seem a diverse group, it is the target group we work with in all our activities and with whom we have a track record of supporting through ten years of activity in various local & international programmes.
Our target group have often had poor experiences of formal education, have left school early without completing their compulsory education.
Project supported by ECORYS UK and the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission.
In order to promote the project we invited a former Leonardo that we sent on a previous Leonardo application to share his experience and explained the impact it had on his life.
From this interview we created this video, using old footage of Nathan in his project.
This video won the National Your story award.