What ideas do you have to end youth unemployment in County Durham?
Federation of Small Businesses North East
A tech revolution in growing plants that will create jobs in a social enterprise
Financial incentive to self employed to cover public liability insurance
More employers to offer work experience via Traineeships or Jobcentre Plus.
Using the health sector to give young women offenders a route to self employment
Everybody leaves full-time education with the clearest 'next steps' possible.
Unique training programme, 1 to 1 support and route-way into various employment
Marketing to employers as parents, asking 'Give 1 young person a chance'
Enterprise outlets for schools manned by students and volunteers.
Job clubs at local community centres with volunteering opps.
Better coordination and more proactive approach between Job Centre and Careers
young people to have timetabled job skill sessions at school
Sharing skills with retired people to transfer skills. Joinery, painting etc.
Self build equals skills taining, co-operation, control and a roof over our head
Young people need to feel supported but in charge of their own destiny
National Service - encourages discipline and work ethic
We want young people to take control of their futures, boosting confidence!
Experienced people mentoring unemployed through personal contact
Create flexi-pool of apprentices covering hundreds of micro businesses
A simple ice rink where the people employed are trained in the events industry
Introduce you people to the opportunities and careers they don't know exist.
Youth unemployment across County Durham has been too high for too long. It is damaging for young people and damaging for the economy.
We need new ideas to help tackle youth unemployment in County Durham from all parts of the community. The County Durham Economic Partnership and the Federation of Small Businesses in the North East want to hear the ideas of young people in the County, parents, grandparents, teachers, businesses, charities and everybody that has an interest in youth unemployment.
We want to hear all ideas whether big or small. Every idea gets posted on to the Challenge page we’ve created with everyone having a chance to vote on what they think are the best ones.
• We will close the call for ideas on the 10 November 2014 • Those that have the most votes and those picked by a panel of experts will then be taken forward to an event to be held on 9th December 2014 • The event will be an opportunity to pitch to a judging panel for funding opportunities to turn the ideas into projects and businesses.
The overall winning idea will be supported by the Cranfield Trust to develop a detailed business plan.