Training, Development and Job Opportunities for Youth Workers
BIG ASSIST Infrastructure organisations can now access a programe to receive funded support in strategy, financial sustainability, innovation, marketing and development. We are one of the organisations who has Approved Supplier status from Big Assist and we can help you; please click here to find out more (Updated 12/02/13)
NEW INNOVATION COMPETITON FOR 16-25 YEAR OLDS FROM THE CARNEGIE UK TRUST The increasing decline of town centres in Britain is an issue that is receiving higher levels of media interest than ever before. The shift from high street to online sales and a tough economy has put huge pressure on town centres. Last year Carnegie UK published Enterprising Minds, a ground breaking report exploring how students view practical enterprise such as starting a business. As a result the Trust launched TestTown, an innovation competition for 16-25 year olds. TestTown is a major national development engaging enterprising younger people with the challenge of finding innovative new purpose for our high streets and town centres. Teams of young people from schools, colleges, universities and clubs across the UK will be asked to come up with ground-breaking ideas for our town centres.
Ten ideas will be chosen to be tested, with teams coming together to try out their enterprises in Dunfermline, our host town this June. We will arrange all travel and accommodation for the teams to come to Dunfermline. We want what works in TestTown to work in any town so we believe this a project that could have an impact across the UK. The best idea, brought to life with enthusiasm and in a way that engages real people, will leave the TestTown with a £10,000 prize.
We are on twitter @TestTown2013 and facebook and you can visit the website. To contact, please email Melissa Broadbent, or call our office on 01383 721445 (Posted 03/04/13).
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TRAINING IN THE SOUTH WEST
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT WORKING WITH - ‘LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN’ AND YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE OFFENDING - MASTERCLASS - Navigate your way through the latest thinking on mental health as it applies to VCOs working with ‘Looked after Children’ and young people who are offending in this one day masterclass. Build your confidence as you gain an excellent overview of the issues and concerns your organisation faces.
Explore 2 core modules, Introduction to mental health and Risk & resilience, then select your own menu of learning for the remainder of the day based on what you want to find out more about. Additional module options range from ADHD, Self Harm, LGB, emotional literacy, gender, the CAMHS system and much more.
• 20 May – Cambridge
• 3 June - Newcastle
• 7 June - Birmingham
• 14 June - Exeter
Booking: Please fill in our online form, making sure you select the date of the masterclass you would like to attend . Further information: On our website or contact Damian Hart (Posted 26/04/13)
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SNIPPETS, NCVYS's WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT E-BULLETIN is available here. Highlights this month include Guidance for employers on new qualifications for trainers, an opportunity to be part of the design of a new training and skills resource called The Skills Platform from Skills -Third Sector, free My Money Week Activity Packs for working with young learners (Posted 17/05/13)
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