Living, Working, Training and Learning in Dumfries and Galloway
The Young Person’s Guarantee (YPG) is a commitment to bring together employers, partners and young people. It aims to connect every 16-24 year old in Scotland with an opportunity – this could be a job, apprenticeship, further or higher education, training or volunteering.
A group of organisations from across Dumfries and Galloway that supports the YPG is looking at the ways more young people can gain the skills and experience they need to reach their goals and make a good life for themselves.
The information gathered will help the project to find out how best to match young people with employment, training, volunteering and educational opportunities that will help them build the life they want. It will also look at what support employers need to recruit young people into the region’s workforce.
“We know that many young people are struggling to figure out their next step. We want to make sure that we’re matching them with what’s already out there, as well as looking at what might be missing in terms of support. We hope that the project will make a big difference for our young people,” says Grace Cardozo of Sleeping Giants, one of the partners in the project.
“We’ve put together a short survey that young people can complete on their phone and we’ll be talking to employers as well.”
Young people from across D&G can find out more here: www.sleeping-giants.org.uk/have-your-say where they will find a short video explaining the project, or jump straight to the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Haveyoursay-YPG
Anyone else that would like more information can also find out more here: www.sleeping-giants.org.uk/have-your-say