Perth & District YMCA (1)
|Address||5 Charlotte Street, Perth, PH1 5LW|
|Phone Number||01738 630121/07988 878621|
|Agency Brief||We 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 Group||14-25|
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.
|Eligibility||Young people 14-25 not in any type of education, employment or training or struggling to obtain any education, employment and training.|
|Referral||Self referral and through partner agencies|
|Outcome||Development 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|
|Progression||Further training, education, volunteering, and supported employment and employment|
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 Employability Pipeline [360Kb] page.