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1 TALENT MATCH Kim Babb – Project Development Manager

2 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?

3 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

4 TALENT MATCH – TARGET AUDIENCE year olds furthest from the labour market 12 months NEET Additional barriers to employment Thematic groups Young carers/parents Care leavers Travelling families Substance misuse Homeless Ex offenders Disability/learning difficulty

5 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

6 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

7 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 1 st July

8 TALENT MATCH – HUBS, HOSTS, MENTORS Overview Locations Partnership working Out to tender – 9 th April Close date – 12 noon 30 th April Steering group decision 13 th July Contracts commence 1 st July Senior Mentor & Mentor recruitment Inductions, training & development

9 TALENT MATCH – YOUNG PEOPLE ENGAGEMENT Young person engagement advisor – Mike Sailsman Steering Group Youth forums Relationship and referral coordinator – Trishna Burke-Braham Referral agencies DWP – WP returners Work Programme Vol sector orgs Probation etc. Outreach – hidden young people Mentor choice

10 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 – 27 th June 10am – 12noon (Sandwell)

11 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

12 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

13 TALENT MATCH – WHAT CAN YOU DO? Talent Match Champions Young People Mike Sailsman – ext Businesses Carla Shelton – ext Project Manager Kim Babb – ext Commissioning Claire Fitzgerald – ext Referrals Trishna Burke-Braham – ext


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