With this academic year rapidly coming to an end and with youth unemployment reaching over 1 million in the UK, a new website launches in the South Wales area on that aims to reach out to all college and school leavers to encourage finding relevant courses, employment and training opportunities.
miFuture.co.uk is the brainchild of Gemma Hallett. As a qualified FE lecturer, she noticed there was a lack of motivation when it came to her pupils looking towards the next step after leaving FE or school and decided to go about creating a ‘one stop shop’ for school leavers deciding what their next step should be.
“After seeing so many pupils falling through the net once they left education, I wanted to create something that would make it as easy as possible for students to realise their next steps in life and help tackle youth unemployment head on” said Hallett. “By filling in an online profile, any relevant job opportunities, training courses, apprenticeships even voluntary opportunities will be filtered and directed straight to the user, and with a ‘call to action’ apply button they are able to reply instantly ”
With the launch of miFuture.co.uk Hallett's aim is to decrease the numbers of young people who are Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET) in the Rhondda Cynon Taff and Caerphilly area with a goal to expand to further areas over the next year.