Third sector opportunities: a study of work-related learning opportunities in the third sector for young people aged 14-19

Document type
Report
Corporate author(s)
FreshMinds (Firm)
Publisher
NESTA
Date of publication
1 September 2008
Subject(s)
Education and Skills, Children and Young People, Employment
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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This study challenges traditional approaches to work related learning and examines models of engagement between third sector organisations and 14-19 year olds, which provide the opportunity for young people to develop the skills necessary to succeed in the future. Case studies are used to highlight some of the key benefits for those participating: young people, schools and colleges, and third sector employers.

The report shows that by engaging with the third sector, young people can learn how to operate among the competing pressures of making money, pursuing a mission and creating impact. They can learn how it is possible to do good and still earn a living, and that success can be measured in terms of impact, as well as profit. They can also see that the desire to achieve and succeed exists in not-for-profit organisations as much as it does in any hedge fund or recording studio.

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