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Think Forward

ThinkForward ensure young people underperforming at school receive long-term support to transition from school to sustained employment.

Careers Enterprise Company

The Careers Enterprise Company (CEC) helps young people explore options for their future career, working in partnership with schools, colleges, employers and youth organisations to create opportunity for all young people.

The Careers & Enterprise Company is an employer-led organisation set up to inspire and prepare young people for the fast-changing world of work.

The Company’s role is to join the dots between schools, colleges, employers and providers of careers and enterprise activities, supporting programmes that work, filling gaps in provision and ensuring coverage across the country.

In the SELEP area we have nearly 200 schools engaged with the CEC networks and benefitting from a number of programmes.

Mentoring fund and community

In January 2016, the government announced the launch of a national mentoring campaign that connects a new generation of mentors to pre-GCSE teens at risk of disengaging and under-performing.

More than £294,000 will be invested in mentoring programmes in the South East LEP area (East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend & Thurrock) in a bid to boost social mobility and support young people who are at risk of not fulfilling their full potential at school.

The fund will focus on students who are about to begin their GCSEs but risk under achieving and falling behind their peers. This can impact on their future earning potential and career later in life.

Funding value: £46,294
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