TBG launch research project to understand NEET attitudes
Adult learning provider TBG Learning is launching a research project focused on understanding the attitudes of NEETs (not in education, employment or training).
And TGB is calling on support from the training industry to reach as many young people as possible.
The study will aim to capture the thoughts that NEETs, along with those at risk of becoming NEET. Findings will be used to help better understand the journey that young people take, and enable training providers to be more responsive to their needs through the tailored design of learning programmes. The results will also allow the measurement of the social impact of post-16 education and training provision and provide evidence of the influence on the world of work. TBG Learning would like the survey to gather the views of as many young people as possible and is urging organisations that work with NEETs, or those at risk of becoming NEET, to help spread the word.
The research aims to discover key information, including the following;
• How can learning providers attract more learners from the NEET community?
• What are the barriers to developing employability skills among young people?
• How can learning providers better market their offers?
• How effective are incentive payments to learners - is it really all about the money?
• What are the key factors that achieve learner retention?
• What is wanted and expected from vocational programmes?
Organisations who get involved can shape the questions to support their own individual needs, with free access to their own learners' response.
David Umpleby, head of programme delivery at TBG Learning, said the research aims to get to the bottom of exactly how young people view the options available to them and how providers can maximise their support.
"This is a major project which we hope will hold the key to discovering what young people who need our support the most think about the options available to them - and how we can reach out to them better," he said.
"We'd like to work with organisations with access to large volumes of the NEET community or access to 16-18 year old learners. There is scope to get tailored questions included in the response and together we can make a major difference to young peoples' lives."