Greater Manchester Talent Match Conference ‘Still Hidden”

  • Date: 11th October 2018 to 11th October 2018
  • Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
  • Location: Gorton Monastery, M12 5WF
  • URL: Event Link

How did Greater Manchester Talent Match unlock the potential of young people, the voluntary and community sector and employers. And what next?

Date: 11 October 2018
Time: Registration from 9.45am for 10am. Event ends at 4pm
Venue: Gorton Monastery, M12 5WF

Over 15,000 young people in Greater Manchester are ‘hidden’. They are not currently on benefits or in employment, training or education. This means they receive no statutory support. Over the last five years, thanks to Big Lottery funding, Greater Manchester Talent Match has been working to support them. Almost 2000 young people aged 18-24 who have been out of employment, education or training for more than 12 months will have been supported on a pathway back to work by the end of our programme.

December 2018 marks the end of the Greater Manchester Talent Match programme. We know we have made a huge difference to the lives of young people, but we also know a lot needs to change. Businesses, voluntary and community organisations, commissioners and policy makers all have a role to play if we are to continue to unlock the potential of all young people and their communities in Greater Manchester.

Join us at our event at the stunning Gorton Monastery on 11 October 2018 to find out more about how young people have been empowered to make changes to their lives, what we learned along the way and most importantly our recommendations for what needs to happen next to make sure no young person gets left behind and Greater Manchester maximises the talents within its communities.


Andy Johnson

Speakers include:

Laura-Jane Rawlings, Chief Executive, Youth Employment UK

Our event will cover:

  • What we learned about engaging and supporting young people on a path into employment and the barriers they face – including around mental health provision, accessing benefits and knowing what support is available
  • Young people being at the heart of design and delivery
  • Models of and benefits of commissioning to VCSE partnerships
  • How employers can make their employment opportunities more accessible to young people, and the benefits of doing so

Further Information

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