What’s going on?
On March 28th the first in our series of regional summits is coming to Cambridge. This exciting event marks the start of a nationwide effort to collect examples of regional best practice in youth job creation. Kicking off at 12.00pm the jam packed programme includes submissions from expert panellists, roundtable debates and innovative workshops – all aimed at finding answers to the question of “how to create jobs for young people in Cambridgeshire over the next decade”. Interested in meeting like minded people as well? Don’t worry we’ve also managed to squeeze in plenty of time for networking – over lunch and refreshments.
Who’ll be there?
The event will bring together regional stakeholders in youth job creation – business leaders, policy makers, academics, service providers and young people. Confirmed speakers include Julian Huppert MP, Mark Cooper, Greater Cambridge/Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership, Hanadi Jabado, Accelerate Cambridge, Phil Stittle, Cambridge Regional College, and Anne Bailey, Cambridge Area Partnership.
Tickets for this standout event cost just £10 and can be purchased by following the links.
Why a series?
The series responds to the challenge – laid down by the International Youth Job Creation Summit – to look beyond imaginary silver bullet solutions to youth unemployment and find examples of what really works. What the International Summit also told us is that to find these examples we need to look at the regional level in closer detail.
It hardly needs to be said but each region is different – different people, different industries, different histories. For this reason you cannot simply plant a one size fits all job creation model on top of all this diversity and expect it to work. No, you must first develop a clearer understanding of the factors influencing the success of job creation programmes. This means asking 3 key questions:
1. What works?
2. Where it works?
3. Why it works?
Our regional summits will provide an inclusive space where multiple stakeholders, including businesses, educators, policy makers and young people can voice their responses to these critical questions. So don’t be afraid to get involved.