A project to inspire the next generation of apprentices has been launched by Carlisle College,
Project: Next Gen is designed to address the emerging aspiration gap through a range of inspirationally led content. The project will kick off with a virtual launch event on April 12.
The college is working with with Carlisle City Council and regional project partners including Inspira, Hello Future and Cumbria Chamber of Commerce on the scheme.
Project: Next Gen will provide support for those considering their next steps by inspiring and engaging potential apprentices through a range of support and content, led by Carlisle College, including tips, guidance, and masterclasses on a range of areas within apprenticeships, careers and employability.
The project will also encourage contribution from local employers, through the provision of high quality, localised employability content and resources, including the promotion of local apprenticeship opportunities and future career pathways.
Martin Norris, business development manager at Carlisle College said: “In a recent report, 55 per cent of young people aged 16-25 say coronavirus has made them fearful for their future, with 41 per cent reporting that their goals now seem impossible to achieve.
“These are startling figures and we need to act now.
“Project: Next Gen will inspire the next generation of apprentices. Those employers who are able to support the project will be making a real difference to the lives of Cumbria’s next generation.”