The latest cohort of young people to take part in Reducing the Skills Gap have now finished their learning and are preparing for their work experience placements at the end of the month.
The group has spent the last two weeks working hard with Youth Focus: North East staff to develop their personal and soft skills, areas that local employers have identified as lacking in young people entering the work force for the first time.
Reducing the Skills Gap helps young people aged 17-27-years-old to gain and develop skills in confidence, time management, motivation, enthusiasm, communication, professionalism, commitment, and teamwork.
The planned work experiences present an opportunity for the group to put into practice all of the skills they have learned on their Reducing the Skills Gap journey.
This round of Reducing the Skills Gap is funded by Virgin Money through the Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.