Innovate Educate has developed and delivered a range of employability workshops for young people (aged 14 to 19). The workshops use the arts as a context to:
Combining Karen’s expertise in employability issues and Melanie Paris’s (Paris Marketing) marketing know how, we developed and delivered a range of very practical workshops for young people and careers professionals. The workshops offer practical advice on how to find out about job opportunities. They provide a safe environment in which to practise networking and interview skills. The workshops work particularly well as the young people have an opportunity to work with young professionals who are just starting out on their careers. The results have been fantastic. The workshops spur young people on to make contacts and gain work experience that will help them achieve their goals.
We’d love to hear from any businesses or organisations interested in supporting young people to develop their employability skills. We are also happy to share our research on this topic with the business community.