The Skills and Employability Zone at this year’s Kent 2020 Vision LIVE will showcase the Kent Jobs for Kent’s Young People initiative (KJ4KYP), intended to support employers and young people throughout the county.
This important initiative brings together all the schemes and services Kent County Council offers, providing a comprehensive source of advice and guidance for any organisation or individual interested in skills and employability issues for 16-24 year olds.
Working alongside our National and local partners, KJ4KYP acts as a central point of information, providing a bespoke, professional advisory service for employers and young people in Kent.
Our Services fall into four distinct categories:
- Kent Employment Programme – Advice to employers around hiring an unemployed 18-24 year old apprentice, with a focus on securing local and national funding, and guiding employers through the recruitment process.
- KCC Apprenticeships – Offers advice to employers and young people aged 16+ about hiring or becoming an apprentice. This also involves dealing with apprenticeships and apprentices recruited in to KCC.
- Work Placements – Advice and guidance to employers who feel their organisation could offer work experience opportunities that would be benefit both their organisation and young people in Kent.
- Vulnerable learners – Aiming to provide appropriate opportunities for vulnerable young people in Kent, whilst offering advice to employers about funding and recruitment options.
On the day we hope to help you with any issues regarding skills and employability for young people and businesses in Kent. Our dedicated team will be on hand to deal with any enquiries, providing you with all the information you need to get started and guide you through the relevant processes.
Many of our partners will also be joining us in the zone to provide further specialist advice on apprenticeships, training and recruitment options. And you can meet young people who are currently undertaking apprenticeships, who will be performing demonstrations to showcase their skills.
Pre-register online at www.kent2020.co.uk to reserve your free place at Kent 2020 Vision LIVE and make sure you visit the Skills & Employability Zone during your day at the UK’s largest regional business event.