NEETs Project Goes From Strength to Strength
For the last two-and-a-half years, we have been running a Clean Language & Systemic Modelling project for teenagers who are not in employment, education or training (NEET). This takes place in one of the most deprived areas of Merseyside – and the project is going from strength to strength. The young people are interviewed, recruited and trained using exactly the same tools that we use with business clients. We train them in the basics of clean coaching and they use the group dynamic to develop their sense of what they’d like to have happen and the resources they’ll need to get there. The programmes are now co-delivered with young people who started off as participants and the project is expanding to train service providers, college lecturers, council case workers, youth offending teams and to work with children still in school.
Since the start of the project, we have reduced our NEETs list from around 370 to around 120. The commissioning body has stated that there is a significant difference in sustainability of outcomes for young people who have completed our courses compared with those NEETs who join a college course or apprenticeship without having done a Training Attention programme. The project has also been a great training ground for those who attend our Systemic Modelling trainings to really put their clean skills to use.
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