Together with the Humber’s four localities, the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is hosting an event to showcase the work of the Springboard programme, celebrating its inception two years ago.
The event will take place on Thursday 23rd March at Willerby Manor, Willerby and will highlight the successes of the programme, including the many young people who have benefitted from it.
The Springboard programme builds on existing mainstream employment initiatives, including the Humber LEP’s Skills Pledge and works with young people between the ages of 18 and 24, delivering enhanced and flexible support. The support is designed to assist young people to progress to education, training or employment.
As of March 2017, the programme has supported 1786 young people in the Humber region 653 of whom are now in employment. Of those engaged, 35 have progressed into apprenticeships, 27 into traineeships and 81 young people into further learning.
Kishor Tailor, CEO of the Humber LEP commented:
“We are delighted with the success of the Springboard programme, which includes the Humber Skills Pledge. The Pledge has resulted in 444 local employers signing one of six pledges to further drive the region’s employment and skills developments.
“The event will be a wonderful opportunity to hear about many young people’s successful transition into work or training. It is another positive example of the Humber partnership working.”
The celebration will highlight the work of Hull City Council, East Riding Council, North Lincolnshire Council and North East Lincolnshire Council and partners of the Springboard programme, with a chance for those who are attending to take part in an interactive quiz.
The event also provides clients of the programme the opportunity to engage with potential employers, by networking and showcasing their skills.
For more information, see the Springboard programme campaign document here.