Employment, Education and Enterprise

Our services motivate and engage young people who have experienced barriers engaging with the education system. Through an understanding of the constraints and difficulties which may force young people into the NEET categories (not in employment, education or training), we support and guide them back onto a path to success. We also offer bespoke consultancy and training to schools and other service providers working with young people. If you are interested in working with us please contact us for a chat!

Nurturing potential

A key issue our young people are continuing to face is the feeling that it is ‘too late’. We adamantly reject this and instil the youth in the Black Country region with a CAN-do attitude, guiding them to flourish in education, employability and throughout their personal passions.

Through personal support, we nurture young people to succeed by offering the right support, at the right times in their career. We provide training, qualifications and opportunities that allow for different paths to success, so no young person or young adult we engage with should ever feel it is ‘too late’.

Reinstilling confidence and retaining potential

We run programmes that support young people to gain practical and transferable skills, including things like public speaking, event planning, social action projects and more. Some of our programmes are geared specifically towards those who are interested in developing careers in the creative industries, including working as performers and producers. For more about these programmes take a look at our projects M.A.D.E and Homegrown31.

We know that positive experiences of education or training open up further opportunities. Some of our participants have gone on to explore further study at college or university. Apprenticeships and internships with us provide young people with workplace skills and real experience that can be used to gain employment or help them decide on a career path. Our apprentices are a huge source of pride for us and we love celebrating their success!


Start-up and new enterprise support.

For young people who are interested in developing their own businesses, we provide start-up and new enterprise support. One-to-one mentoring support provides them with the resources and experience to develop successful enterprises.

Many of the experiences and programmes that we offer at Powered by CAN help young people develop essential employability skills such as leadership, communication, teamwork, interpersonal skills, presentation skills, and time management. So even whilst they are having fun with us, young people are developing themselves in really productive ways!