The Building Better Opportunities programme helps individuals to gain employment and skills through mentoring support. This programme is funded jointly by The National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund.
The strands of the programme are STRIVE in Hertfordshire (Barriers to Employment); and Herts Youth Futures (Young People).
The Trust is a partner on the Herts Youth Futures project. The Herts Youth Futures project will support young people furthest from the workplace to improve employability and enter training or work.
Eligible participants are young people aged 15-19 years (up to 21 for care leavers, up to 25 for young people with disabilities) from Hertfordshire currently not in employment, education or training.
All participants on the project will receive one-to-one support from our mentor to understand and address their barriers to learning and employment. They will be offered skills to help them secure work experience placements, volunteering opportunities or apprenticeships.
Our mentor works with the participants to support them:
- Identify possible barriers and support needs.
Help the participant to advance though signposting and to access engagement activities with The Trust or any of the other BBO partner organisations.
Transition into sustainable employment, volunteering or further education.
With a successful history of improving wellbeing, developing confidence, knowledge and skills, specifically through the delivery of employability programmes, the Trust is excited to be involved in the Building Better Opportunities Programme.
If you would like to take part in the BBO Programme or require further information please contact mentor, Tiffany Samuda, details to the right of this section.