Youthquake – empowering young people to take action

Training Date: 30 April 2021

Hosted by The Learning Foundry | 18 weeks, beginning 30 April

Starting on 30 April 2021, Youthquake is a free 18 week programme designed to equip and empower young people to take action for the common good – identifying key local issues and creating viable business proposals, which they will present to a group of high-profile industry experts at the live Good Business Festival event in July.

Weeks 1-10 will see young people attend The Learning Foundry Campus in Liverpool City Centre, where they will:

  • Meet a network of professionals and social enterprises
  • Be part of a team to develop a business proposal that they will showcase at the live Good Business Festival event in July 2021
  • Learn what a good business looks like
  • Develop a marketing and financial plan for their business proposal
  • Participate in films, podcasts and website development
  • Get the chance to be part of The Good Business Festival event, where their voice will be heard by a range of industry experts including Steve Rotheram (Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor), Lorna Davidson (Founder & CEO of Redwigwam), Dave McTague (Trustee for the charity Madela 8 & the founder of One Fell Swoop and Mellowtone Records) and Garth Dallas (Head of Collaborations, Good Business Festival)

From weeks 11-18, the young people will attend work experience with a local business before progressing into employment, further education, apprenticeships or even starting their own good business!

Who is Youthquake for?

Youthquake will recruit a diverse group of 24 young people, age 16-24, with representation from across Liverpool City Region (Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral).

Young people must not currently be in employment, education or training but will have the passion and desire to find a job, gain an apprenticeship, enrol at college or start their own good business upon successful completion of the programme. Youthquake will unleash their creativity, confidence and passion to make their talent shine!

The Learning Foundry is able to support with travel, childcare and breakfast/lunch costs and will loan a laptop to any young person who needs one to complete their work, if any learning from home is required.

Youthquake is taking applications now. For full details and to apply, visit The Learning Foundry website.

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