The new report covers the year April 2021-March 2022, and highlights the impactful work undertaken by staff in each of Career Connect’s key areas:
- Professional careers guidance and employer encounters in schools
- Support for young people who are at risk of or Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), reaching those who are vulnerable or from under-served groups.
- Careers support and guidance for adults looking for work, including those from minority groups
- Employment, Education and Training support to offenders and ex-offenders
- Fully accessible, accredited training programmes for careers professionals run face-to-face or digitally.
The report shows that a total of 67,292 people were positively impacted by the work of Career Connect, as part of our mission to drive social mobility by enabling more people to access and succeed in education, training and employment.
This total includes:
- Working with 20,462 young people across our local authority NEET contracts in Career Connect areas
- Providing careers education, information, advice and guidance to 34,576 young people in schools
- Supporting 8,221 adults through the National Careers Service (NCS)
- Providing careers training and CPD for 365 people across organisations including local authorities, schools and internally
- Employing 21 young people through the Kickstart programme
- Working with 3,647 adults through Achieve North West
The 2021/22 Impact Report also features the stories of people we have supported in finding their path to employment or education, or helping them to guide others:
India from Sefton shares how Ste, her Career Coach helped her build up the confidence to apply to college – and she is now on a course she loves.
Kyle from St. Helens explains how his Career Connect Adviser signposted him to alternative career paths when his original choice didn’t work out.
Adrian Whiteley, Headteacher at The Mosslands School in Wallasey, explains how his in-school Career Connect adviser supported both his staff and pupils when the school underwent a period of change.
Lisa Duckworth, Achieve Case Manager, explains how she used her experience of neurodiversity to support a client with Autism to access training for a new career path.
The report also looks forward to the exciting work that the charity is doing to further its reach and deepen its impact even further in 2022/23 – ranging from introducing a team of Youth Ambassadors to research into elective home education.
Barry Fletcher, CEO of Career Connect said: “We are proud to publish our 2021/22 impact report. But we are even more proud to share the real-life stories of those who have engaged with our services and had positive – even life-changing – outcomes. As a people-centred organisation, the impact we have on people’s futures is at the heart of what we do.
“This report shows how we have laid a foundation to further increase that impact in 2022/23 in new ways. There is lots to look forward to as our charity moves forward.”