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 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. Now that the business agreement is coming to an end, it is the beginning of a new phase for Mark. Focus on job preparation skills and maintain learning, whether at university or with an apprenticeship. Mark will move on to the 3rd stage with the Employment Support Team. A non-formal option under an activity agreement can only begin after the young person has left school; However, planning may take place during their last Parliament, so that they can begin their program after the end of school. 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 the ages of 16 and 19. It is part of the Scottish Government`s guarantee of „opportunities for all“ for a continuing education offer. Green Tree Arts Studio is a creative hub that… It is only five months since Mark, from Aberdeenshire, launched his business agreement last January on the first stage of the employability programme.
He has discovered a new sense of confidence in recent months. Not only did he take almost 4 core skills at Numeracy, but he also attended an interview at Fraserburgh College for a motor mechanic course. From regular trips to meet his basic skills tutor, Martin gave a routine he didn`t have before. He says, „Actually, I want to have a job and not be in the house.“ You can also find out about living allowances for educational institutions. Learn more about activity agreements (PDF) and/or contact „Opportunities for All Employees“ or call 01343 563108. Currently, transfers are made on 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.