How an apprenticeship in the arts helps bridge the move from care into further education and fulfilling work
By Blog Editor, IOE Digital, on 23 May 2019
Young people who have been in care face significant obstacles as they make the transition into adulthood. Statistics on the outcomes for this group are troubling. Almost 40% of care experienced young people are not in education, training or employment at ages 19-21, compared with 13% of the age group overall.
Yet it is essential for these young people to have the rich range of opportunities available to others, to work in industry, government and the arts. Programmes such as ‘Tracing our Tales’, an art-based training scheme run by the Foundling Museum are making this possible.
Improving outcomes for care experienced young people is a key policy area (more…)