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Young Kent Catalyst Programme

The Catalyst programme helps unemployed young people aged 18-25 to:  

> Build their confidence, self esteem and motivation to succeed

> Gain valuable practical experience, knowledge and qualifications

> Develop skills for life and work

> Overcome their barriers to opportunity

> Move into a positive outcome and next step towards a more independent and rewarding future

Is it for you?

The programme is a combination of workshops, practical experience, group work and 1:1 support and mentoring.  It takes place two days per week for six weeks (three days in week three).

◊ Week 1 focusses on the group getting to know each other and team building

◊ Week 2 is spent planning and organising a social action project

◊ Week 3 is when you'll work as a team to deliver your social action project

◊ Week 4 provides opportunities to complete vocational training and gain a formal qualification (including First Aid)

◊ Week 5 focusses on developing employability skills, understanding what employers are looking for and how to demonstrate your value

◊ Week 6 is where you review your progress and develop your next steps plan.

The  programme then moves into the 1:1 stage to support  you to make the successful transition into employment, training or education.

Programme start dates:

12th January 2016 - Ashford

15th March 2016 - Maidstone


Who to contact

Contact Name
Lauren Metalle
Contact Position
Programme Coordinator
01622 351150 / 07525324946

Where to go

Hedley Street
ME14 5AD

This programme is being run in Ashford in January at the Stanhope Community Centre.

Other Details

Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

If you think Catalyst is right for you, or someone you know, the first step is to complete a referral form and return it to us.  When we receive it we'll invite  you in for an informal chat to find out more about the programme, what's involved in taking part and how to get started.

Age Range
18-25 (Transition)

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