This one day conference will take place online bringing together commissioners, policy experts and delivery organisations involved in the youth offer. Join us and feed into recommendations for government and others to influence future policy, funding and implementation decisions.
Employment Support Sector: Rising to the Youth Employment Challenge
Supported by Youth Futures Foundation
Monday 22 February 2021, 9am – 5.30pm
Register now, joining links will be shared in advance
Can’t spare the full day?
Don’t worry if you can’t make the full day, if you are interested in tackling youth employment please register anyway. Drop in during the day, or simply wait for the session recordings and resources for youth employment providers which will be available by the end of the same week.
This one day conference will take place online bringing together commissioners, policy experts and delivery organisations involved in the youth offer. Join us and feed into recommendations for government and others to influence future policy, funding and implementation decisions. We have a number of opportunities for ERSA members and others to contribute to the day, get in touch with the team.
Setting the scene
The Youth Offer, Tammy Fevrier, Deputy Director – Youth and Skills, Department for Work and Pensions
Supporting Youth Participation, Tony Wilson, Director, Institute for Employment Studies
Disadvantaged Youth, Samantha Windett, Director of Policy, Impetus
Youth unemployment: Why we need to invest £4.6bn a year, Stephen Evans, Chief Executive, Learning and Work Institute
Young people “unable to cope with life” since pandemic, warns Prince’s Trust, Richard Rigby, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, The Prince’s Trust
Unlock potential and address the root causes of youth unemployment, Jason Arthur, Director of Strategy and Innovation, Youth Futures Foundation
#UnlockWork for disabled young people, Gemma Hope, Director of Policy, Leonard Cheshire
All that we do is focused on changing the lives of young people, Tom Clarke-Forrest, Founder & CEO, Sport 4 Life
Supporting Young People on their journey to work
Laura-Jane Rawlings, Founder and CEO, Youth Employment UK
Introducing ‘Young Professional’ a free digital offer for 14-24 year olds to support their journey to work.
Can’t wait for this session?
Join Youth Employment UK on Friday 12 February to find out about ‘Young Professional’, register in advance here for a joining link for 12 February session.
Contract Mobilisation Masterclass for new Youth Contracts
Get some expert hints and tips to help your next new contract get off to a flying start! more on this here
Call out for video submissions, case studies and quotes from young people
Do you have a compelling story to tell about some of the young people your organisation has supported towards and into good work? We want to hear from frontline advisers, work coaches, other employability professionals and of course young people to share stories of success.
Employment Support Providers Response
In the afternoon, we want to hear from ERSA members and other organisations across the UK in how they have adapted and responded to support young people. If you are currently delivering a project, however small, however funded, please get in touch and tell us about it, limited sessions available.
Research and policy experts
Similarly we want to bring all the research and policy thinking together in one place to support all the work organisations having been putting out across the last year, campaigning for better opportunities for young people.
Information, opportunities and resources coming soon to support small organisations and ventures supporting our future – young people
Do you work for or know a not for profit organisation that is delivering employability and other wrap around support for young people locally? Please ask them to sign up for ERSA alerts here and watch out for future announcements.
Join the conversation
Register in advance for the joining links, join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #YE220221, get in touch with the team via firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to be part of the live event, pre recorded sessions or shared resources, campaigns and case studies.