Activity Agreement Evaluation

Activity agreements are aimed at young people who decide to take formal training or training or who are disconnected from formal training. Young people are asked about their individual learning trips and how they can be helped in other learning, training or employment opportunities through the activity agreement program. In this evaluation, the pilots of the activity agreement were studied from a number of perspectives: young people are offered a bespoke set of activities that meet their needs in order to reintegrate them and lead them to more formal apprenticeships and training or employment. The involvement of a number of partners, including SDS and local employers, complemented by the role of “trusted professional” as a mentor and advisor to youth, is critical to the success of the program. There are a number of boys coming out of school who may not achieve a positive goal. By regularly contacting school leaders and thinkers, young people who are confronted with formal learning and who are at risk of getting by completely are identified as potential candidates for activity agreements. Intervention in the activity agreement can be decisive in reintegrating them and linking them to training providers, continuing education or employers for future progress. By signing an agreement, the youth agreed to participate in a number of activities (designed to help them move to a job, general or vocational training) in exchange for an allowance. The agreements were tested in eight areas between April 2006 and March 2008. Results of the pilots of the “activity agreement” aimed at attracting more young people to education, employment or training.

. The very high rate of graduates of the program, who are moving to positive goals, is proof that cooperation with partners to build relationships is effective; which, in turn, promotes sustainability in more formal training or learning environments, since progress is always agreed with the young person as best suited at the best time. . East Ayrshire`s approach calls for the participation of progress partners from the start of each block of programmes. This approach allows partners to build relationships with young people who are confronted with formal learning and training. This can be used if they move from the Assistantd Agreements (AA) program to training, continuing education or employability. It could be repeated elsewhere and shows the importance of an effective partnership that improves to improve the outcomes of young people at risk of withdrawal. For many young people, the program was the first step in building their confidence and a number of other key skills such as teamwork and leadership. In 2017-18, 90% of Participants in East Ayrshire who left the Activity Agreement moved to a later positive goal.