’Inspired to Aspire’ works primarily with young people aged 16-19 who are not engaged in education, employment or training (NEET) but are ready to commit the time and effort required to improve their knowledge, skills and employability level.
Inspired to Aspire provides access to personalised one to one mentoring support and practical working experiences with the aim of inspiring participants to re-engage with education, employment or training. The project has different pathways tailored to help young people succeed; some of these options are explained in more detail below:
‘Inspired to Aspire Engagement Support Service’
Salford City College and Salford Foundation have teamed up to provide support to students at risk of disengagement and/or exclusion. Personalised one to one mentoring assists learners to maintain focus, address issues and barriers to learning with the intention to re-engage with mainstream college programmes.
In addition to personalised support, group sessions are held on topics including managing emotions, drugs and alcohol awareness and employability skills and attitude. Students can get involved in leisure enrichment activities to improve their emotional health and wellbeing, self-esteem and confidence.
What people are saying
“I have learned to control my time and in the mean time I have learnt to become flexible. I have been given access to a number of training opportunities and I am currently working towards gaining my Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) Level 2 NVQ. I think as well that as a person, my own personal skills and knowledge have increased. I feel I have developed my communication skills, my people skills and also my knowledge of opportunities for Young People in Salford.”
“I enjoy socialising and meeting new people - I feel more confident now. I have passed my Level 2 English, and now I am working towards my maths Level 2 I’m really proud of myself.”
“Katie has been such an asset to my department. She works enthusiastically and completes all her tasks. I know how challenging her background is, but she’s tried so hard not to let this affect the placement. We’ve been so pleased with Katie, we’ve agreed to extend her placement beyond the 12 week threshold.
(Jonathan Harper - Head of Marketing, The Lowry)”
We currently only accept referrals direct from Salford College pastoral team. If you have any queries about this project please do get in contact with us.
If you want to get involved and make a difference, get in touch with us to discuss how you can help.