Tullochan Futures is a new project for young people aged 16-24 who need some additional support to make a positive transition from school into employment, education and training. The project was set up in response to feedback from young people and an identified need within the local West Dunbartonshire area.
The project was successfully piloted through funding secured from Scottish Government’s People and Communities Fund and was delivered from April 2015 until March 2016. We have secured continuation funding to deliver the project through 2016/17 as a result of the pilot programme success.
Tullochan Futures delivers four structured programmes that have been designed to engage and support young people to improve their skills and confidence and focus on planning for making the transition into the labour market.
The Tullochan Futures programme includes a range of activities structured over 15 hours per week and lasting for ten weeks. The activities are designed to support personal development and confidence building with a focus on planning and preparing to make the transition into employment, education and training. The programme includes a range of employability group work sessions, one to one support with action planning and barrier removal; young people on Tullochan Futures will develop and deliver a community project and will take part in a range of activities including outdoor activities residential trips.
Tullochan Futures staff team, Elaine Kane, Stephen Knox and Antoni Pia will be responsible for all aspects of the delivery of the programmes and ultimately for supporting young people to achieve their potential and progress to a positive destination in employment, education or training.
The aim for Tullochan Futures is to equip young people with the skills and confidence to support their personal development and to take their first steps into the world of work and support them to make a smooth transition into a suitable positive destination.