The Issue

Putting talent to work

“No qualifications: no work experience”

Five words which condemn over 1m young people to the prospect of lifelong unemployment.

Five words which can consign generations to a legacy of unemployment, disadvantage and disenfranchisement.

We know many young communities represent a rich vein of talent who, when skilled, can help the Government reach every corner of our society and deliver its employment, social inclusion, societal and public health strategies. TAG graduates can play an active and very important role in helping those at risk lead a more fulfilling, active and healthier life and therefore reduce the likelihood of suffering from almost 20 lifestyle diseases, ranging from obesity to type 2 diabetes and asthma.

TAG graduates can also help reduce the profound sense of alienation and disenfranchisement these communities feel by up-skilling young people from their communities and encouraging them to return and practice their new-found skills to address specific social and well-being issues.

Above all, TAG is much more than an organisation which helps disenfranchised young people secure qualifications. It is also much more than an entry point into full-time employment. It is a catalyst for a journey of self-discovery and self-enlightenment, designed to help young people develop the skills, aptitude and confidence to change their lives, achieve fulfillment and help society.


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