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SKILLS TO SUCCEED ACADEMY

Harnessing the power of digital to tackle youth unemployment across the UK

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This free, digital, interactive programme helps disadvantaged young people build the skills and confidence to make career choices and develop employability skills. The UK Skills to Succeed Academy The UK Skills to Succeed Academy opened its virtual doors in 2013 and is now available in every Jobcentre in the UK with over 60,000 people skilled.

Skills to Succeed Academy Journey

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1M young people are Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET) across UK&I Source: The Office for National Statistics

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PUBLIC FUNDING for education, work and training support has decreased stretching available resources to cope with demand Source: LGA report

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80% of young people require "significant training" before entering the workplace Source: CIMA report

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£45B estimated yearly cost of youth unemployment to the UK alone Source: PwC

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Set an ambitious plan to use digital technology to tackle youth unemployment at scale

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Consulted over 50 experts across the welfare to work sector and collaborated with job seekers to create ‘one’ solution

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Developed an interactive, online learning programme to help young job seekers grow skills and confidence

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Partnered with major national organisations to scale training provision across the UK

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60,000 people skilled.

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Felt more confident and employable

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Felt the Academy had improved their skills

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Have progressed into employment* *Where outcomes were tracked

HOW IT WORKS

INTERACTIVE, INNOVATIVE, ENGAGING LEARNING
Participants are able to complete bite size modules, featuring relatable characters, advanced learning technologies and interactive exercises, either in a classroom setting or independently.
EMPOWERING JOB SEEKERS
The training is designed to empower participants to take charge of their job search through decision based learning where they apply their new skills to work based scenarios played out in interactive videos. With each decision, they receive instant feedback - both from the realistic characters with whom they interact in the training, and an online coach voiced by an experienced employability practitioner.
DELIVERED THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS
The Skills to Succeed Academy is delivered through a network of partner organisations, all who help young people get into work. For example, the Department of Work and Pensions use the Skills to Succeed Academy in all Job Centres across the UK, helping thousands of young people to build the necessary skills to succeed.

SUCCESS STORIES

quote left Before I really didn’t know what employers expected at interviews. Now I know what they want and how to prepare properly. quote right

JAMIE
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LUKE
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MICHELLE
TAYLOR

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FAISAL
HUSSAIN

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