The Creative Society is an arts employment charity that helps young people into jobs in the creative and cultural industries.
I was at a Goals employment training session for new recruits whom NDotM is funding, at the Notting Hill Mas Bands Association yesterday. There were about 20 young people there, all of whom had come through the JobCentre Plus and been unemployed for six months or longer. I guess most of them came from disadvantaged backgrounds; young people for whom the possibility of getting any employment was bleak, even before they could begin finding something that might give them a chance of doing what they wanted to do. The experience of listening to them talk about their aspirations, and the hurdles they faced, but which they were determined to overcome, just made it clear how important is the task of NDotM. It was pretty inspiring.