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CFL Steering Group Update

The regular CFL Steering Group meetings are well attended by a wide representation of youth groups, youth boards, young professional networks and education representatives.

The meeting provides a vital networking opportunity for young people, professionals and organisations to share information and shape the opportunities available for 16 – 24 years olds across the county.

At the 3 November CFL Steering Group Meeting plans were discussed for future events, including the Kingmoor Park Share your Business Story e-Event on 2 December, and we heard more about the projects that Hello Future are running from Mark Dickinson (featured below). The Group are currently looking to engage people in the CFL 16 – 18 year old sub group. There will be more news about this and a Sustainability Summit, planned for early 2021, soon!

The Dream Placement 2021 selection process is well underway now too, with students attending Online Development Workshops during November and eagerly awaiting to hear if they have been selected to attend interviews with host companies on 3 December.

If you are  want to know more about how you could be involved, please contact nicola.woolley@cforlp.org.uk to be added to the CFL mailing list.

Take care and stay safe
The Cumbria Future Leaders Team
CFL Guest – Mark DickinsonMark Dickinson of Hello Future PHOTO
Area Officer (West Coast)
Hello Future

Growing up in the West Coast of Cumbria I really value informing young people in the area about opportunities in Higher Education. Deciding to go to university really benefited me personally and I wanted share these opportunities locally.

I have worked at Hello Future for two years, originally joining as a Graduate Intern for a year before taking on the Area Officer role for the West Coast. We work with target schools across Cumbria to help inform young people of the different opportunities within Higher Education, whether that be going to University or doing a Higher or Degree Apprenticeship. The programme is into its fourth year now, and has successfully branched out to working with community groups.

Moving forward we aim to continue our previous work by moving to a digital way of working, assuring students get the best information in order to help them make  informed decisions.

Read more about Hello Future projects below

Hello Future Expo
Hello Future are excited to tell you about their upcoming virtual event designed specifically for young people in Cumbria!
“We are aware many young people may be confused or concerned about their next steps, especially at the moment. So we decided to pull together our range of partners, including Further Education, Higher Education and Skills providers, in one place to help. At the Hello Future Expo, you will be able to interact with representatives by visiting their virtual booth to find out more about what they offer and ask questions via the chat function. There will also be virtual presentations and talks which will provide useful information to help with future decisions. We have real people available on the day to offer advice and support that’s tailored to you.
This is a great opportunity to see the range of options available within the local area – all from the comfort of your own home!”
For more information and to book your place, please visit https://hellofutureexpo.vfairs.com/
Hello Future e-Courses bannerThroughout the summer, Hello Future have created a completely online, learning platform. The “E-Learning Courses” section on the website hosts 5 different courses for Cumbrian Learners to get involved in, each building different valuable skills and testing their knowledge throughout. You can find all courses available at https://www.hellofuture.ac.uk/courses/. This series of E-Learning courses will support learners in building key skills and inform them more about opportunities in Higher Educations.
The 5 courses available to complete in your own time include:
  • Identifying your strengths
  • Understanding your options
  • Study Skills
  • Research
  • Preparing for Life after School/College
To participate in the courses learners will need to first create a login which is located on the courses page. Each course contains an introduction video to explain what to expect.
The Hello Future team hope you find these courses helpful in making your decisions for the future.
DP headerAll students applying for Dream Placement 2021 were invited to attend a series of four Online Development Workshops during November 2020.

Each workshop has three sessions with opportunities for students to meet some host companies, receive skills training from Andrew Bernard and meet a supporter of the programme (nucleargrads, DP alumni). Inspira shared tips for writing CVs and Hello Future will present on Communicating Confidently at the last Workshop on 26 November.

Thanks to all those involved in supporting these Workshops, which help students prepare for the Dream Placement Selection Event and Interviews on 3 December 2020.

See student and host company feedback about the Workshops below:

DP 2021 - students quotes 1
Are you 16–18 years old?
We are still seeking motivated and proactive young people to sit on our young person sub group.

This group will meet through an online platform to share thoughts and issues that can then be fed into the CFL steering group… why not make a difference to your future? If you would like to find out more or apply, click here.
More quotes from students attending the November 
Online Dream Placement Deelopment Workshops.

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Don’t forget to check our noticeboard to keep up to date with the latest opportunities.  Below are a selection of the latest entries: 
CFL - Kingmoor Event 2 Dec
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Copeland BC Shop Local LOGO

Welcome to Copeland’s Shop Local Campaign!
You are invited to take part in the new Shop Local: Keep it in Copeland campaign that is being run by Copeland Borough Council.
There are a fantastic array of local, independent shops here in Copeland, many of which have been here for generations and complement our national chain stores. As we continue with our recovery from COVID-19, it is vitally important – now more than ever – that we support our local businesses, and the time is right to launch a positive campaign.
A new lease of life – part of the campaign will see Whitehaven’s Market reinvigorated with new stalls and a new theme for Saturday’s busiest slot – Copeland’s Young Traders Market (CYT Market).
FREE for all 16 – 25-year olds, we invite Copeland’s budding entrepreneurs and future business owners to set up a stall at CYT Market.
Stalls can include (but are not limited to):
  • Baking
  • Gifts
  • Jewellery 
  • Clothing 
  • Arts & crafts
  • Food/Catering
  • Music & Entertainment 
  • Start-up businesses and the self employed 
  • Personal Training 
  • Digital Services
  • Free Lance Services 
  • Online Businesses 
  • Community Groups
  • Clubs & Activities
  • Activism & Passion Projects
Setting up shop – stalls are free to any 16 – 25-year-old applicant. Most stall concepts are eligible for trading, however, this will be subject to approval from the Market Co-ordinator. Existing businesses (or groups) are welcome to take part, on the condition the stall is ran by someone aged 16-25. Support and guidance around the running of the stall can be provided, as well as opportunities for growing a young person’s business. Stall operators under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by a parent or Guardian. It’s recommended that stalls are booked 2 weeks in advanced to avoid disappointment.
Empowering the next generation – all this is in hope to empower the young people of both Whitehaven and Copeland. After the uncertainty of Covid-19, it is vital we foster resilience, independence and creativity amongst the next generation so they too can become part of Copeland’s business community.
Contact details – for further information or stall enquiries please contact: jenny.brumby@copeland.gov.uk
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