It is a very difficult time to be young. The recession has hit young people particularly hard, with youth unemployment hovering just below a million and not showing much response to the green shoots of recovery.
The Hub is managed by NYA and is run by a small team (The Hubbles) it’s made possible by O2 with support from Telefonica foundation. We are the new arrival to what is now known as Tech City. 16 Hoxton Square is now a perky people place!
The awarding organisations of England and Wales are working with the the National Youth Agency and ETS Wales to review the qualifications for Level 2 and Level 3 Youth Work in Practice.
The partnership that brought you Barclays Money Skills ‘champions’ is delighted to offer a free one day training course for professionals working with young people : Money Skills for Young People – using the financial capability toolkit developed by Barclays.
New government data shows that the number of young people aged 16-18 years old and not in education, employment or training is the lowest for 20 years. These reductions are really welcome and hopefully it’s a trend that will continue.
Fiona Blacke, CEO of the National Youth Agency, has responded to newly announced Government measures to support older people in work, which they say could boost the economy by billions.
Today sees the launch of the election process for the IYW Council, which will oversee the work of the Institute for Youth Work.
An independent commission into young people and enterprise recently launched by the National Youth Agency and A4e is inviting the views of business people, youth workers and young people. The commission has been established to explore the opportunities, challenges and support needs of young people in setting up a business.
The Social Action Journey Fund (SAJF) is a programme that has been introduced to aid young people’s development within their role in a community and will explore what it is they can offer to others.
On Tuesday me and my colleagues Will and Matt were invited to a Q&A with the deputy prime minister and the minister for employment Esther McVey. This was a real chance for us as young people with a range of different experiences to quiz the DPM around the issue of youth un-employment. This was especially