NEET Mentoring

About
Our NEET mentoring programme is developed specifically for young people between the ages of 16 and 25 who are not in education, employment or training (NEET). It is also focused on the same age group who may be at risk of becoming NEET, need additional guidance and support to either enter the employment market, further education or training. We also help young people with learning disability find and hold meaningful employment. We believe that every young person should be able to access employment in an area that is meaningful to them.

What you can you expect?
Our mentoring programme matches a young person with a mentor who will act as a positive and reliable role model, tailoring support to each individual's needs, interests and goals. We do this by helping all individuals identify job skills necessary for today's workforce through person-centred employment services. We provide young people with practical advice like build their CV writing, provide them with the tools to re-engage with education and helping them find purpose as well as identifying a potential career path and training opportunities to learn new skills, as well as listening to their problems and helping them to manage these better.

Aim
The primary goal of the program is to partner with the schools, colleges and other agencies, with the main focus to keep the young people engaged in education, training, work opportunities and prevent them becoming NEET.

Sessions
Sessions may take place in a variety of locations in the community such as libraries, schools, colleges or other appropriate setting as demanded by their parents/guardians. Sessions are focused on securing a place in some form of Education, Training or Employment (ETE) once they are post 16, with an emphasis on staying in education until 18 (in keeping with the Raising of the Participation Age (RPA) expectations).Through regular sessions, we also focus on specific areas of individual needs, interests and goals, such as CV writing, interview skills, social emotional support, building resilience, confidence and supporting them to develop their skill set and fulfil their potential, a relationship is developed between the mentor and the mentee, which is built on trust and mutual respect.

Referrals
This mentoring programme is for all young people with or without SEN who are or may be at risk of becoming NEET. Referrals are from councils, Special Schools, Alternative Provisions and SEN provisions within mainstream schools, Colleges Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) and other agencies that work with young people.


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