A new group of young people in Birmingham have graduated from #OurFuture #employability programme run jointly by @CareTechFdn and @EY_Foundation
The partnership equips 16-19 year-olds from low-income backgrounds with the core employability skills and confidence to go on to further education or jobs in the care sector. Students are mentored by care sector workers with the support of EY Foundation specialists. The partnership is the first of its kind in the care sector. It provides intensive training alongside frontline work experience and expert mentoring in order to equip the students with the skills they need to flourish in their careers.
In a first for the care sector, at the beginning of 2019 two charitable foundations formed a partnership to promote careers within the care sector and help care leavers fulfil their potential. At the end of the first year of the programme, some of those who took part look back at the difference it made.
Figures released in today's (27 Nov) "EY Foundation Impact Report: Looking to the future" demonstrate how the independent charity has supported over 4000 young people and social entrepreneurs in a 12-month period – an increase of over 150% on last year.