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Integrated Youth Support

Sharing success to shape future workforce development

In 2010-11, CWDC funded consortia in nine areas of England to enhance integrated youth support services training covering graduate recruitment, advanced apprentices and those undertaking foundation degrees.The consortia included a range of organisations including the voluntary sector.

In these case studies the areas share their key learning experiences and provide ideas and insight which can help to shape future workforce development.

  • Working in partnership
    The Rotherham Partnership
    As a result of working together the consortium is strong - there is a recognised umbrella body which helps enormously. The project has opened up the sector. Training and support is now available to all organisations working with Children and young people and families.

    Sue Barratt CEO GROW Voluntary Sector Lead IYSS WFD Partnership

    Read their story in full

  •  Meeting the needs of individuals
    The Buckinghamshire Partnership

    Our experience in supporting students was key. There is something about maintaining a momentum once you get started.

    Lucy Pike, Assistant Operations Manager
    Buckinghamshire County Council Youth Services
    Read their story in full

    • Long term sustainability and support for learners
    The Hertfordshire Partnership

    As our apprentices knowledge and experience has developed so has their impact on their placement organisation, shaping the services they provide. Having a young person, within the team, who is not much older than members of our targeted group, creates a rapport and empathy. Working alongside another young person who has experienced difficulties finding work, they have built a relationship of mutual benefit and understanding.

    Nicole Williamson, Workforce Development Officer
    Read their story in full 
  • Impact of learning on practice
    North Yorkshire County Council

    For us it has been a positive programme which has enabled workforce development to be moved forward at a time where funding is limited.

    Julie Adby, Programme Co-ordinator, North Yorkshire County Council
    Read their story in full 
Page updated: 21 September 2011

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