1:46 pm, Thursday, 15th July 2021

World Youth Skills Day

World Youth Skills Day puts the development of our young people front and centre today, Thursday ,15 July.

Developing skills can be a lifelong learning experience.

There’s lots of opportunities available locally for children and young people to take advantage of in order to develop skills in their areas of interest and broaden their horizons.

Supported Internships

A Supported Internship is a study programme that includes extensive on-the-job training and works well for people with learning disabilities.

The Supported Internships are for youngsters in full time education that have an Education, Health and Care Plan. They are being developed in a partnership Care Plus Group’s Employability Services and local colleges.

Options for placements include catering, horticulture, administration, retail, vehicle maintenance and hospitality. There are many opportunities for young people.

Employability Services have a good track record of helping young people get paid jobs.

Read more about supported internships, NELC SEND Local Offer | Preparing for adulthood and transition to adult life (nelincs.gov.uk).

Read Ryan’s success story

“Ryan’s hard work has resulted in him securing a permanent position in his dream job.”

Norma Yarborough, Supported Employment Team Leader

Ryan who has Asperger’s Syndrome passed his Level 2 Health Care Support Worker Apprenticeship, gaining a Merit and securing sustained employment with Vulnerable Adult Day Services.

Ryan said, “I was over the moon when I found out that I passed with a merit.”

Ryan’s hard work has resulted in him securing a permanent position in his dream job.

Ryan said, “I would like to thank the continued support from all the staff of Employability Services for making this employment possible.

“[I would also like to thank] the staff of Day Services for their continued support throughout, none of this could of been possible without you all, so thank you very much, you have done a fantastic job.”


Lincs2 is your local education, training, and skills brand. Their website includes lots of information for young people about choices in school, training, practical experience and more.

Lincs2 is holding a virtual skills fair. Where do your talents lie? What do you need to turn them into paid work, a fulfilling career, or other aspiration?

The skills fair is live until 18 July so check it out now! North East Lincolnshire Virtual Careers Fair (nelincsskillsfair.co.uk)

Follow @Lincs2NEL on Facebook.

Visit their website, Lincs2 – Learning and training opportunities in North East Lincolnshire.