Connect To Your Future

Connect To Your Future is an engagement & mentoring programme for 15-19-year-olds in Greater Manchester who have been negatively affected by COVID-19.

Greater Manchester Combined Authority awarded Career Connect £5 million from the European Social Fund to deliver this strand of its NEET and Youth Employment Programme.

Connect To Your Future helps young people ‘not in education, employment or training’ (NEET) or at risk of becoming NEET. COVID-19 has had many impacts on young people, including missed education, social isolation and anxiety. Many may feel disengaged from mainstream education and support services.

Our programme provides tailored mentoring and wellbeing support to help them achieve positive career outcomes. Our key workers work with local partners to support young people at key transition points in their career journey. These include leaving school or starting college, training or employment.

Connect To Your Future helps young people to identify their career options and identify learning and work opportunities.  We also offer support and encouragement to help them build self-confidence, motivation and resilience to progress to sustainable career outcomes.

We aim to make a positive difference to the lives of young people.