Skills Matter Campaign

Help us improve the employability skills of young people in Northern Ireland.

Skills Matter Impact Report

Skills Matter: The Relevance of the Company Programme to the Northern Ireland Curriculum

Young Enterprise has a breadth of external research at UK level, clearly demonstrating the positive impact of the programme in relation to the skills development of young people, and evidencing the link between the completion of the Company programme and future success in careers. This is outlined in the Theory of Change overleaf.

This research was commissioned to focus on the impact that the programme has in terms of supporting the work of schools in the delivery of the skills based curriculum, which is unique to Northern Ireland.

The report was completed by LearnSpark Ltd. LearnSpark is an organisation that provides educational training, advice, support and evaluation services for schools and organisations that wish to connect with the education sector.

The Skills Matter Report is available to read here: Impact Report

Why do we need your help?

Due to funding restrictions we can only reach one in three young people. It costs £1million every year to provide our programmes to young people. We rely heavily on the generosity and support of our local communities to enable us to carry out the vital work that we do.

How you can help?

It only costs £10 to give one young person the opportunity to participate in a Young Enterprise programme. Every penny your business donates will be used to provide vital skills for work and for life to young people living in your community. We are asking your business to pledge a monthly donation to the #SkillsMatterNI campaign.

In return for your support we will:

• Add your Company Logo to our #SkillsMatterNI supporters webpage
• Feature you on our Social Media Sites
• Provide you with an annual update on how your donation was spent
• Provide you with the #SkillsMatterNI logo to show your support
• Provide you with opportunities to volunteer on our programmes
• Invite you to a number of Young Enterprise events throughout the year so that you can see how your donation is truly making a difference to our young people