Activity Agreements – The service receives recommendations for youth with special needs and will help them determine what they want to do while they are on the agreement. Activity agreements are specifically related to employment. The activities available are designed to help a young person move to the next stage of their post-school teaching goal. The emphasis is on developing the skills needed to obtain employment or training, provided by various partners in the city. Each activity agreement is based on the young person and his needs. In recent years, more than 400 young people have participated in activity agreements, each based on the interests of young people. Young people have done a number of activities that help increase their confidence, motivation and employability. After a successful interview, Emma was offered the job and appreciates her new job. Travel training for young people with additional needs – Learn how to use public transportation and learn a trip that allows a young person to travel independently to university or work. Contact Carol Balcombe, details below to be in touch with your local collaborator, who will be happy to meet a young person and do transition work before leaving school. They can attend meetings and provide practical advice, develop a transitional action plan with future goals, and work with the person after school to ensure that someone is involved beyond the transition process.
In addition to participating in the activity agreement, Emma turned to Skills Development Scotland (SDS), where she joined the Next Steps programme. The job coaching to assess the skills of the job – sometimes a young person with additional needs is not sure of the skills he has – the employability service has access to protected internships where skills can be assessed. If a young person has left school and wishes to obtain support from the Employment Department, please contact the service, the details below, who will then send a referral form and encourage them to meet with a employment employee near you. After participating in various programs including Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Next Steps offer, Glasgow Teenager Emma Confidence has increased, and she is now in full-time employment. She was referred to a Level 2 course at the Employment Fund, a program that supports youth through a number of local training programs on the way to work. At the end of this course, her self-confidence grew and she felt ready to enter her career in administration. Emma, through her local council, was transferred to the “Activity Convention” program when she left school. She suffered from social fear and wanted to improve it. Next Steps is aimed at young people aged 16 to 18 and offers unemployed youth intensive job information, advice and advice to help them access a job or training. For more information on activity agreements, please contact the team on 01224 764787 or visit the activity agreements Facebook page or the Twitter account of the activity agreements. Project Research – An exciting employment project at the University of Aberdeen, which allows 6 young people with autism, asbergers or other learning disabilities aged 16 to 24 to take a 9-month employability course with 3 different internships on university campuses.
Click here to learn more about the University of Aberdeen`s SEARCH project. Emma met with a local SDS consultant for the first time while finishing workshops for the activity agreement. Emma took the Connect 2 program and felt that even though she had more confidence, she still needed to work on it. PLEASE NOTE – IN THIS CASE, ACTIVITY AGREEMENTS DOES NOT COUNT TOWARDS A CLAIM FOR CHILD TAX CREDITS OR CHILD BENEFITS CREDITS.