Skills Match: Supporting New Skill Development to Match Emerging Employment Opportunities

The problem: high unemployment and a workforce ill-equipped for jobs in the emerging Marine based industry. Developing a solution: a unique approach is now carving a route for young people aged 8- 18yrs to access recognised qualifications for marine industry careers, all embedded within a popular local cadet unit in the urban part of the borough. Inspired through a neighbourhood based understanding of local groups, the needs of teenagers and young adults, and first hand experience of unemployment, the project is taking its first steps to skilling up the workforce of the future.