Talent Match Young Persons event

As part of the Birmingham and Solihull’s prospectus for Big Lottery’s Fund talent match programme, a young person’s event his being held this Wednesday to ensure young people’s voices are being heard

Do you work with young people aged 18 – 24 who have been out of work, education or training for 12 months or longer?

If the answer is yes then please support them to attend the Talent Match consultation event.

When: Wednesday 29 August

Where: BVSC, 138 Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 6DR.

Times: 12:30 – 4:00

Participants will take part in a series of interactive workshops during the afternoon designed to explore their views on the barriers they are facing and the types of intervention and initiatives that will support them to move forward into employment, training, education or enterprise.

We are particularly keen to engage with those young people furthest away from the labour market.

If you would like further information or to discuss the Young People’s Talent Match event please contact Jason Wright on 0121 678 8884 or jasonw@bvsc.org  or Michele Saul on 0121 678 8824 ormicheles@bvsc.org

Talent Match is an ambitious £100 million investment aimed at tackling youth unemployment in areas of England hardest hit by the economic downturn.

The ACEVO Commission on Youth Unemployment has estimated that the issue will cost £10.7bn in lost output during 2012 alone.

With this in mind, The Big Lottery Fund, which distributes good causes money on behalf of the National Lottery, has been working with young people themselves to plan ways of helping thousands of others just like them to lead fulfilling lives through employment and training.

Their hard work and research has lead to Talent Match, an investment that will target 21 hotspots across England where those aged 18-24 are finding it hardest to secure jobs or training opportunities.

Talent Match will put charities at the heart of local partnerships established between local councils, charities, employers, and colleges to work up proposals on how they will best use lottery funding to help match the talents of young people in their hotspot with skills and opportunity of the future.

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