On Wednesday 19 April, Talent Match North East Leaders and staff, in partnership with Durham University Catering, hosted an event for local young people and employers. The event aimed to bring young people and employers together to break down stigma to share skills and to explore current employment opportunities across Durham.
The successful event in Durham was a culmination of the Leaders’ planning and practice. The group designed and delivered a series of icebreakers and activities across the morning which helped attendees get to know each other and gave young people a chance to show off some of their employability skills.
Talent Match Leaders also coordinated the reception process, engaged through social media, shared their experiences through presentations and evaluated the day through a new user-led evaluation tool supported by OpenLab at Newcastle University.
Talent Match is a Big Lottery Fund initiative managed in the North East by the Wise Group. The event was supported by Durham University Catering and delivered with DISC and Groundwork NE and Cumbria.