Youth Transition Team
Within RUTS the Youth Transition Team (YTT) aim to support young people through education, into adulthood and working life by providing impartial information, advice and guidance enabling them to realise their potential.
This service offers a range of additional support needs to help provide and sustain opportunities whether it is further education, training or employment.
The main aim of the service is to provide support by:
- Engaging with young people on a 1-1 basis or in a group setting (possible evening groups/school groups)
- Working alongside young person to identify realistic goals
- Offering sustained support and advice on a range of issues (issues relevant to the individual)
- Working with other organisations to provide opportunities i.e work experience, training opportunities
- Providing key resources in order to succeed in education and employment
- Help to build confidence, focus and increase self esteem
Personal plan with realistic and achievable goals – build around and with the young person
Up to three months close support (this can be extended if needs be)
- Meetings on a regular basis agreed with the young person
- Contact with family/main carer, regular updates and contact if agreed with the young person
- Offer City & Guilds qualification in Employability and Personal Development
City & Guilds : Employability and Personal Development
The programme is designed to help young people thing about their needs in regard to a range of issues, including learning, careers and employment and general life issues.
There are 4 Modules to work through:
Module 1 Goal Setting. What they aim to achieve, what they need to do in order to complete the programme and to identify how RUTS can help them as a learner
Module 2 What facilities are offered by their place of training (RUTS), outline support available to learners.
- Understanding facilities in their area
- What organisations are in their area?
- Find out what else is offered in their area?
- Plan a visit to a different organisation in their area
Module 3 is for young people to think about their own skills, abilities and interests and how these relate to the world of learning and employment.
- Thinking about their own skills and hobbies
- Explore relevant careers, further training, or educational options
- Explore employment rights
Module 4 (Usually over 2 sessions) Changes! Designed to support changes that young people want to make, and how to decide on medium to long term goals and how to work towards them.
- Identify goals
- What might influence their goals
- Prioritising their goals
- Planning for change
Contact the RUTS Youth Transition workers, Joan Bryce or Billy Edwards on 0131 663 5736