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Best Careers Advice Ever? #SpeakUp4Youth

Best careers advice ever? #SpeakUp4Youth This was one of the main questions debated at last week’s #SpeakUp4Youth hashtag hour… What is #SpeakUp4Youth? It’s a Twitter hashtag hour that takes place every TUESDAY 8-9pm, that aims to provide a space to debate issues affecting young people, as well as discuss good practice in researching this age group. Participants […]

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Helping Youth Empower Themselves – Striving for a ‘Job’

Helping Youth Empower Themselves – Striving for a ‘Job’ How do we help youth to overcome obstacles? Surely, the best way to do this is to help them empower themselves. I was lucky enough to be invited to the recent conference for the Talent Match programme for Leeds City Region (work programme for the long-term […]

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JCI Bradford

The ‘Success Illusion’ – Helping Youth Overcome Setbacks

The ‘Success Illusion’ – Helping Youth Overcome Setbacks I recently ran a workshop in partnership with author and coach David Shindler on ‘Igniting Your Potential’. We delivered this for members of JCI Bradford (network of young leaders and entrepreneurs), to help them to understand how they have motivated themselves and accomplished their goals in their past and […]

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Vocational courses

Vocational Courses Still Aren’t Valued…Why?

Vocational Courses Still Aren’t Valued…Why? Vocational courses still aren’t valued…why? When I was at school, teachers were always focussed on directing students towards the ‘right’ options for GCSE and A-Level. Specifically, the onus was on ‘academic’ courses such as the Sciences, Maths, History etc. We were left in no doubt that these were the credible […]

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Modern Times Making you Anxious? Spare a Thought for Teenagers

Imagine you are a teenager today, trying to work out what to do with your life. Parents and friends are asking you “what do you want to do?”, “who do you want to be?”. You want to find work that you will enjoy and also generates a decent income… But consider this: -University may not an option because […]

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