Young 'job generators' needed
Volunteers are being sought aged 17 to 25 to lend support to a project in Boston aimed at helping young people find work and access training and further education opportunities.
The Talent Match Youth Network (TMYN) is a part of a £1.2 million project Talent Match funded by the BIG Lottery Fund which is now operating in the Boston area and across Greater Lincolnshire to support NEETs (those not in employment, education or training) aged 18 to 24 who have been unemployed for more than12 months.
The emphasis of TMYN is on recruiting young volunteers, who may be NEETs themselves or may be in employment, education or training, who will be in the age group of those seeking help and will have similar experiences to their peer group.
Mick Taylor, of Boston-based training company TaylorITEX, said: "We want to hear from young people who are motivated and passionate about driving change to improve the opportunities for young people in the region. They understand some of the barriers to employment for local young people and together they will become a strong, informed voice which will have the chance to make a difference by designing and commissioning the support and services required to get young people into work, education or training."
Young people are sought with skills and interests in admin, marketing, research and IT.
By working with young people, employers and organisations grounded in the community, Talent Match will help young people not only find work but achieve meaningful and sustainable jobs and opportunities and help those facing the biggest barriers to overcome them.
More information can be found at http://tmyn-greaterlincs.co.uk/ including a referral form for those wishing to join the network or please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07798641271 to discuss the project.
The first session in Boston will be held at the Black Sluice cafe at 1.30pm on Thursday, March 19, and then fortnightly.