The Youth Enterprise & Employability Academy strives to enable disadvantaged Young People to pull themselves and each other out of poverty by creating a safe, caring and supportive environment to promote their strengths, abilities and giving them the employability and entrepreneurial skills they need to achieve their ambition.‘
To act as a resource for disadvantaged young people living in nottinghamshire by providing advice and assistance and organising programs of education, entrepreneurial, practical skills and other activities as a means of:
- Advancing in life and helping young people by developing their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as independent, mature and responsible individuals;
- Advancing education; and
- Relieving unemployment; and
- Promote their strengths, abilities
We achieve this by offering program like our employ-ability program is being developed to proactively engage with young people in order to help them to identify the skills needed for the world of work.
It delivers a range of activities and interactive lessons that help our young people to identify the effects of a good communicational work place, it also looks at aspects of non-verbal communication skills and how it can interpret on the organisation. It also, aids our young people to identify the ‘softer skills’ they require to develop, into helping them on the career path and to support them with overcoming challenges confidently.
The program also covers a number of team building exercises to help the young people gain the necessary and relevant experience for future job roles for which they may apply. The program prepares them for interviews by providing mock interviews for the individual, or group ‘mock’ interviews.
This is achieved by a number of activities like; “bomb disposal activity”, this is a problem-solving task requires individuals to analyse the problem and recourses available before agreeing a plan and ultimately working together to defuse the bomb.
Then we have the “Sheep Dog activity” a leadership activity in which the individuals develop a communication method before individuals attempt to lead their team to the goal.
In addition, the “Blind Shapes Activity” This activity encourages leaders to think about the way they present instructions whilst encouraging listening skills in the group, they will be taking it in turns to be the leader and their job is to guide their blindfolded teammates around a maze.