Breaking the cycle of disadvantage for young Scottish people
25 August 2017
Scottish charity Venture Trust is launching an innovative
employability programme to help Scottish youth experiencing
challenging life circumstances turn their life around.
Many young people in Scotland still face barriers to gaining
employment. These include drug and alcohol addiction, a criminal
record, homelessness and other issues.
The CashBack Change Cycle programme will give more than 200
vulnerable young people aged 16 to 24 from areas of deprivation
across Scotland the tools to move into education, training,
volunteering, work experience or employment.
Champion mountain biker and adventure cyclist Lee Craigie along
with Venture Trust chief executive Amelia Morgan will launch the
latest Venture Trust programme on Tuesday August 22 at the
Hermitage of Braid Visitor Centre.
Venture Trust's CEO Amelia Morgan said:
"We are delighted to be launching this programme, partnering with
The Bike Station, which will support young people to develop the
skills, confidence and resilience to be ready to enter education,
training or employment. Enabling young people to get a job
and keep a job is a key priority for us to break a cycle of
disadvantage and we are grateful to have the support of CashBack
The three-week programme is designed to build aspiration,
motivation and self-confidence, a range of vocational and
employability skills, and support onward progression into
education, training, volunteering, or employment and thus
increasing stability in participants' lives.
The elements of the course include employability sessions, bike
construction and maintenance including workshop experience with The
Bike Station and a short wilderness residential that has
work-related tasks and biking.
Participants will gain valuable qualifications, greater
knowledge of the labour market, job search and interview techniques
and a CV listing new skills, experiences and certification. Post
course support will include one-to-one mentoring and coaching and
development of a personalised action plan.
Source - Venture Trust Website