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Perth & District YMCA (1)

Address5 Charlotte Street, Perth, PH1 5LW
ContactFranny McGrath
Phone Number01738 630121/07988 878621
Agency BriefWe aim to help young people aged 14-25 years old by offering support in whatever way fits each young person, with the view to increasing employability.
Target Client Group14-25
Programmes Offered

Qualifications - We offer two main qualifications: an SCQF Level 4 in Employability Skills (an equivalent to an Intermediate 1); and an SCQF Level 5 in Developing Effective Thinking Skills (an equivalent to an Intermediate 2). These are intended for young people aged 14-17. Social Enterprises - We have 4 social enterprises: YMedia, YPrint, YBounce and YPat. YMedia is a working media project, offering experience in film-making, graphic design, and 3D animation. YPrint is a working printing project, offering experience in printing t-shirts, mugs, caps, posters, and hoodies. YBounce is a bouncy castle and events business with over 25 bouncy castles on offer for hire. YPat is our pat testing business run by young people for local and non-local business's, charities and more. Competitive pat testing prices for organisations with extensive learning opportunities for young people.

Princes Trust Team Programme - 12 week personal development course focused on best equipping young people 16-25 for their next steps in life. Up to 7 qualifications on offer throughout course. Development awards available through YMCA and Prince's Trust Partnership.

EligibilityYoung people 14-25 not in any type of education, employment or training or struggling to obtain any education, employment and training.
ReferralSelf referral and through partner agencies
OutcomeDevelopment of personal and social skills, core skills, motivation, confidence, and support networks; achievement of qualifications; and other support specific to the young person's needs
ProgressionFurther training, education, volunteering, and supported employment and employment

Stages Covered

Stage 1 Referral/Engagement Activity - Examples of this is early engagement activity, identification of client need and development of an action plan.

Stage 2 Barrier Removal - Examples of this is barrier removal activities and confidence building, support to develop core skills such as numeracy and literacy, holistic activities linked to individual needs and employability skills.

Stage 3 Vocational Activity - Examples of this may include job search, work experience, employability skills and accredited pre-employment training for core skills.

Stage 4 Employer Engagement and Job Matching - Activities may include employer engagement through work experience and job matching, mentoring and supporting clients in the work place.

Stage 5 In work/Aftercare - Support to help the client to sustain employment, upskilling/work force development, Mas and support business start up.

To learn more about the different stages, please read our icon Employability Pipeline [360Kb] page.