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Helping Young People Develop

Mon, 2017-08-28 15:29

The Chamber has been involved in the creation of a new youth project funded by ERASMUS+ with partners from around Europe. The EYP programme has been designed  to provide a new way to deliver youth work and to support the personal and professional development of NEETs aged 16-24. 

The programme aims to improve self-esteem, interpersonal skills, behaviour, and attitude, and to overcome practical barriers, then to signpost participants to appropriate providers that meet their needs for further training or a relevant pathway.

The project is also aimed at people working with NEETs, to support them to extend the reach of support to engage young people who are most distant from the labour market.

This project is an ideal way for young people, training providers, education and local businesses to work together. This will ensure the young people involved have a clearer pathway which will benefit them in the social and employment aspects of their life.

The programme has been in development for the past year and in November we will be organising a youth trip  for the young people involved with our international partners from  Italy, Spain, Romania, Greece and Turkey. The trip will include educational activities, business links and a graduation ceremony to celebrate the achievements of the young people taking part.

If you would like to know more about the project please visit our EYP WebsiteFacebookand Twitter.

Alternatively if you would like to know how you can get involved in the youth trip planned in November please contact