Forging Futures

Forging Futures is a new county-wide youth support programme for young people 16 – 24 to help tackle rising youth unemployment.

Funded by the Youth Futures Foundation, delivered by Cumbria Youth Alliance, with the support of specialist partner organisations.

Young people facing the greatest challenges will receive personalised support to overcome barriers to employment. Helping develop core employability skills, emotional resilience and self-confidence, build and realise career aspirations. Provide assistance with job searching and application filling. 

Working with employers across a range of sectors to open up opportunities and access to work experience placements and tasters.

In addition to bespoke one to one support young people will be able to access work related training, in person and virtual personal development group sessions, alongside a suite of accredited online learning resources.

Enabling young people to achieve their full potential.