Step into Sport - Lead Inclusion Innovation Project
Many employers are still citing the importance of young people developing transferable employability skills such as teamwork, communication, problem solving and creativity to prepare them for work. The CBI (Confederation of British Industry) reports that 70% of employers want to see the development of employability skills among young people at school and college as a priority.
A recent Labour Force survey found that disabled people are twice as likely to be unemployed than their non-disabled peers. In fact, 94% of people living in the UK with an intellectual disability are unemployed. This reinforces the importance of young people with SEND in particular having an opportunity to develop those key life skills that can be transferable into employment.
This Innovation project will also seek to hear from young people (secondary age) about the skills that they perceive to need for employment and whether the Step into Sport camps are a successful platform to begin developing and strengthening those skills for employment.
Youth Employment UK reported in their Youth Voice Census Report (2019) that Less than half of the 3,008 respondents (48%) answered ‘yes’ to the question ‘Do you think you understand what skills employers are looking for?’https://www.youthemployment.org.uk/dev/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-Youth-Employment-UK-Report_FINAL-1.pdf