Talent Match

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TALENT MATCH
Kim Babb – Project Development Manager
TALENT MATCH - AGENDA
• Background, aims & objectives
• Target audience
• Outcomes
• Governance – Steering Group
• Communication Hub
• Hubs/Hosts and Mentors
• Young people engagement
• Commissioned activities
• Business engagement
• What makes Talent Match Black Country different?
TALENT MATCH – BACKGROUND
• BIG lottery funded
• £100m nationally, 21locations
• Black Country context
• Youth unemployment
• Increased competition for jobs
£10.3m Black Country, 5 year project
Young people at the heart of the project – decision making
Supporting 1417 young people furthest from the labour market
Improve skills, confidence, motivation, provide work experience,
volunteering and job opportunities
• Intensive mentoring support
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TALENT MATCH – TARGET AUDIENCE
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18-24 year olds furthest from the labour market
12 months NEET
Additional barriers to employment
Thematic groups
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Young carers/parents
Care leavers
Travelling families
Substance misuse
Homeless
Ex offenders
Disability/learning difficulty
TALENT MATCH - OUTCOMES
• 1417 young people – 15% hidden
• 21.5% into Employment (inc self employment)
• 30% into Volunteering
• 30% into Work Experience
• 80% into Training
• 100% increased
• Confidence
• Motivation
• 100% young people taking responsibility for co-designing tailored support
TALENT MATCH - GOVERNANCE
• Steering group – decision making
• 9 young people across Black Country – joint Chair
• 6 businesses
• 1 LEA - nominated
• 1 Vol Sector Council - nominated
• DWP
• Advisory Board – supporting role
TALENT MATCH – COMMUNICATION HUB
• Overview
• Out to tender – 8 tenders
• Scoring – YP, Project team, Walsall LEA
• LearnPlay Foundation
• 3dnative
• Digital Native Academy
• Contract due to commence 1st July
TALENT MATCH – HUBS, HOSTS, MENTORS
• Overview
• Locations
• Partnership working
• Out to tender – 9th April
• Close date – 12 noon 30th April
• Steering group decision 13th July
• Contracts commence 1st July
• Senior Mentor & Mentor recruitment
• Inductions, training & development
TALENT MATCH – YOUNG PEOPLE
ENGAGEMENT
• Young person engagement advisor – Mike Sailsman
• Steering Group
• Youth forums
• Relationship and referral coordinator – Trishna Burke-Braham
• Referral agencies
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DWP – WP returners
Work Programme
Vol sector orgs
Probation etc.
• Outreach – hidden young people
• Mentor choice
TALENT MATCH – COMMISSIONED
ACTIVITIES
• Meet needs of young people
• Young people involved in design and decision making process
• Flexible delivery
• Individual
• Menu of activities plus bespoke activities
• Enhance existing provision
• Not same old same old
• Not duplicate
• Preferred provider – 27th June 10am – 12noon (Sandwell)
TALENT MATCH – BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT
‘Informing businesses on how they can recruit talented young people who
have the skills, motivation and fresh outlook that businesses need to continue
to develop and grow’
• Business engagement advisor – Carla Shelton
• Existing business engagement networks – employer forums
• LEA’s inward investment
• Work experience
• BITC – Seeing is Believing
• Job opportunities
• Search job ready profiles
TALENT MATCH – WHAT MAKES US
DIFFERENT?
• Young People at the heart
• Steering Group
• Decision making – commissioning activity, staff interviews
• Young People designing programme of support, flexible delivery
• Mentor choice & intensive support
• Voluntary programme, choice to commit
• Real business involvement
• Partnership working
• No duplication
TALENT MATCH – WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Talent Match Champions
• Young People
• Mike Sailsman – [email protected] 01902 773761 ext 237
• Businesses
• Carla Shelton – [email protected] 01902 773761 ext 257
• Project Manager
• Kim Babb – [email protected] 01902 773761 ext 258
• Commissioning
• Claire Fitzgerald – [email protected] 01902 773761 ext 276
• Referrals
• Trishna Burke-Braham – [email protected] 01902 773761 ext
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