A set of short videos, made up of highlights from the Brussels March 2015 JobTown conference, on Youth Employment – What can the EU and Local Levels Do?
Participants are MEPs, European Commission representatives, local politicians and stakeholders from the JobTown network.
Culture and Jobs, Lots of Jobs – JobTown interview with Culture and Jobs, Lots of Jobs.
At High House Production Park, in Thurrock, UK young people are being trained to make sets, costumes, handle lighting and all sorts of technical skills for the creative and cultural sector. The work they do goes to support anything from productions at the Royal Opera House to a band’s world tour.
What’s more, there is high demand for the skills these young people are acquiring and, happily, the programme she leads is a success on many levels. She believes on-the-job real world learning and close cooperation with employers is the key to that success.
JobTown Videos: Final Conference
A (very pretty) Graphic Overview of the March 24th 2015, Brussels conference contents and participants – organised by ProjectWorks staff and Moderated by Ian Goldring, PW director and Lead Expert for JobTown. With special thanks to Graphic Facilitator Siiri Taimla! Coming soon: an edited video if the conference highlights.
A Summary of the Top Achievements of the localities participating in JobTown – a network concerned with successful local approaches to supporting Youth Employment and Opportunity. Followed by a selection of more extended videos about each individual partner locality.
JobTown is innovative in terms of embedding organisational learning into the project design – in Something dubbed Knowledge Transfer Workshops, conducted in each locality after every of large Transnational Workshop, transferring those learning and capacity building contents to their organisations and communities as a whole.
A free computer programme that pulls data from the Internet – e.g. job-related sites. It’s cheap to use provides real-time data, is easily and endlessly customisable, and is the direction labour market analysis is going in.
It’s particularly of interest for administrations or organisations with budget restraints, and looking for an independent access to current data, optimised according to their own specific needs.
The tool is discussed in the 3rd JobTown publication, on Labour Market Analysis and Forecasting. A blank template with User Guide and an example of the tool in use are available on this page.
A look at an example of an FEA from the UK, the London Stansted Cambridge Corridor. A FEA defines territory, not through classic administrative constructs such as a municipality, county, province, etc., but rather in term of flows and patterns of real use: transport, working, living studying patterns, commerce and residential distribution, etc. Space as used by people – two sides of a street might be in two different boroughs, a fact which shoppers and other passers are happy to ignore – often doesn’t coincide with official administrative boundaries. An FEA is an approach to territorial management and regeneration built on the de facto functional patterns of territory.
Youth Employment, Regeneration, Immigration, Change Management and How to Run a Successful Stakeholder Working Group