The Youth Employment Unit, which is part of the Council`s employability service, includes a number of provisions, including activities officially known as activity agreements. An activity agreement is an individual set of activities and learning that builds on the needs and interests of young people. It could be a series of activities – music, art, sport, outdoor activities – and can be flexible on the suggestions of young people. The goal is for a young person to be more confident at the end of a program and to feel ready to move on to the next transition to continuing education or employment. Activity agreements are open to unemployed 16-19 year olds and need additional support to help them develop their skills in accessing formal education or employment. Programs are designed and implemented in different ways, but all aim to provide a wide range of key elements that turn to employability and personal development. In addition, individual support is put in place, where introductory internships/internships, community projects and external/resident experiences are likely to be part of an activity agreement. An activity agreement between a youth and a counsellor is an agreement whereby the youth will participate in an apprenticeship and activity program to help them prepare for formal learning or employment. If you participate in an activity agreement, you are entitled to a living allowance. An activity agreement is an agreement between a young person and their «primary interlocutor» for the young person to participate in an apprenticeship and activity program that must be planned and implemented in order to help the young person prepare for formal learning or employment. There must be regular monitoring of the agreement with the young person. If the young person receives a living allowance (EMA), this meets the financial requirements of the EMA. Learn more about activity agreements (PDF) and/or contact «Opportunities for All Employees» or call 01343 563108.
No One Left Behind (NOLB) Activity agreements are an option for young people leaving school or young people who are not confident in the next step towards university, training or employment. They help create new skills and build confidence. Street Address: The Highland Council, 84 High Street, Dingwall, IV15 9QN The service provides a young person with regular support from a noLB Activity Agreement Coach and works on an individual level that helps them achieve their goals. Participants may also be entitled to a living allowance for educational institutions. There are several projects led by partners at North Ayrshire Council. This is the case: an activity contract is one of the targeted options for young people who reach the legal school age or can be an option at any time between 16 and 19 years. It is part of the Scottish Government`s guarantee of «opportunities for all» for a continuing education offer. Currently, transfers are made by normal routes (usually through the school or SDS/career counsellor). On recommendation, a detailed assessment of the employability of each youth and the employment objectives identified is developed and an action plan is developed to help each young person take action to get there. Activity agreements are aimed at young people who, without additional help, cannot successfully move on to employment or training.