TRAC 11-24 is a project that supports young people aged 11-24 who are disengaging from education and at risk of becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training).
TRAC teams are based locally throughout North Wales and can provide a range of personalised support to help young people. This could include help to:
- gain confidence
- improve mental health and well-being
- get a qualification
- apply for a course at either college or university
- apply for an apprenticeship
- get a job
Who is TRAC for?
Young people that are eligible for the project will be identified though a learner profile tool that is ran through schools and colleges. The tool uses data such as the young person's behaviour, attainment and attendance, to generate a score that tells us if they would be eligible for the project. The young person will then be referred through their school or college.
What do we offer?
Young people on TRAC will have access to:
- Counselling, provided by counsellors and mental health workers
- Well-being and attendance support, provided by Educational Support Workers, Well-being Workers, Attendance Support Officers, and youth workers, as well as one-to-one sessions, sport and health focus, and education support and development.
- Training and engagement courses from a wide variety of providers
- Careers Wales services, including Activate, individual and group sessions, and tailored work experiences.
A young person taking part will benefit from health and wellbeing support which will support their continued engagement in education. It gives them access to an alternative curriculum which will allow them to undertake accredited qualifications linked to local labour market opportunities and will also improve their attainment.
TRAC has seen many excellent outcomes including:
- Work placements leading to offers of apprenticeships or permanent roles.
- Colleges offering unconditional places.
- Improved well-being.
- Qualifications in a variety of fields.
- Hundreds of young people developing new skills to help shape their future.
- Stronger family relationships and many new found friendships and connections.
To see some of TRAC’s success stories, take a look at the video case studies on the TRAC YouTube channel (external website).
To find out more, follow TRAC on Twitter (external website) and LinkedIn (external website).
Who is involved in the project?
TRAC is led by Denbighshire County Council, working in partnership with:
TRAC 11-24 is an EU funded project, receiving support from ESF Priority Axis 3: Youth Employment and Attainment; Specific Objective 2 (reducing the number of young people aged 11-24 at highest risk of becoming NEET in North Wales).
- Project Period: July 2015 to December 2022
- Expenditure budget: £38.3m (£24.1 ESF)
- Target young people supported: 6,663 (West) / 4,446 (East)