TILG provide 40 young people with key employability skills in partnership with YES project
Collaborating with the YES project and other local organisations, TILG have worked closely with 40 young people enabling them to develop key employability skills. The project, funded by the UK Government through the Community Renewal Fund in partnership with Stoke-on-Trent City Council, focussing on providing 16 to 24 year olds with confidence and skills in preparation for education, training and employment.
Over the course of the project, TILG have collaborated with other local organisations including YMCA North Staffordshire, Stoke City Football Club Community Trust and Staffordshire University.
Throughout the project, young people have had the opportunity to explore their personality animals and future careers using virtual reality headsets. The valuable careers information was provided to the young people through the launchyourcareer.com platform. When asked to describe their experience of working with TILG on the YES project, the young people involved said:
“Brilliant – I wish I would have had this support at school”
“Wow! I didn’t realise that there are so many job opportunities out there, I love creating my own TikTok videos and there are actual jobs out there where you can get paid by doing similar things for companies!”
Dan Mears, Business Development Manager at TILG said, “TILG has been delighted to deliver as part of the YES Partnership to help support young people into sustainable, rewarding and long-term employment. As part of the project TILG has engaged with over 40 young people, providing access to our online careers discovery platform and bespoke employability resources spanning: key skills, goal setting, communication, customer service, networking, career planning, CV preparation, job applications and interview techniques. It has been great working alongside and forging relationships with other local, like-minded organisations all working together to improve outcomes for the youth of Stoke-on-Trent and I look forward to continuing to pursue other opportunities for collaboration to further help our young people“.