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