Early Intervention and Employability in Schools (test)

Career Connect and Sefton Council improving young people’s employment and education outcomes through early intervention

Gary Mundy (Director of Research and Evaluation) & Sarah Vaughan (Senior Operations Manager)

In February Career Connect published the results of a targeted early intervention programme in Sefton. Gary and Sarah will make a joint presentation to the ERSA Youth Employment Forum about the programme and its evaluation.

The Sefton NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) Reduction and Early Intervention Service, which targets young people from Year 9 onwards who are identified as being ‘at risk of NEET’ due to a range of factors. Career Connect has delivered the service, commissioned by Sefton Council via their Employment and Learning team, since 2019.

The programme was shown to significantly improve outcomes and also reduce the prevalence of ‘Not-Known’ outcomes among young people in the area.

Early Intervention and NEET Prevention: Connecting Employability and Education (Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A)

Sarah Vaughan (Senior Operations Manager, Career Connect) & Richard Dorney-Savage (Senior Manager – Programmes)

Sarah will be joined by Richard from the Careers and Enterprise Company to discuss the topic of early intervention and NEET prevention. This panel will aim to ascertain what more can be done to ensure young people at risk of being NEET can access high-quality employment support at the earliest opportunity.

The audience will then have a chance to ask the panel questions or raise their own experiences/points of discussion.

Slides and hand-outs from the meeting