Children And Young People To Help Shape Future Of The Workforce

The Children’s Workforce Development Council (CWDC) has announced that it is calling for children and young people to get involved in its work, share views on projects and ultimately shape the skills of the workforce which is helping them.

CWDC is asking children and young people to contact them and share their views in a number of areas including:

  • Helping us decide how children and young people can be involved in our work.
  • Deciding some of the projects that we can give money to.
  • Sharing stories and experiences and telling CWDC and the government what children and young people want from the people who work with them and what they think needs to be done to improve services
  • Helping us create a website for young people.
  • Taking part in and doing research to find out about the lives of children and young people in England.
  • Getting involved in how CWDC is run (governance).
  • Participating in ‘takeover day’ on 23 November.

Jane Haywood, Chief Executive of CWDC comments: “Participation with children and young people is a key way for us to make sure that those working with this group can become better at their jobs. We are calling for children and young people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved so that they can shape the skills of the workforce and steer our work.

“There is a huge range of exciting areas to be involved in, and we hope that lots of groups register their interest so that we can truly ensure that children and young people are at the heart of everything we do – and the services they use.”

A dedicated section is already on the CWDC website explaining how children and young people can get involved and includes easy-to-read information.