• Vision King’s Lynn

Vision King’s Lynn

BOOST

Town Investment Plan theme: Innovative, growing business and skilled workforce

New opportunities for skills and jobs for our young people and all those affected by Covid 19 and needing to reskill, linked to demand from local employers and opportunities in local sectors.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

People

The Boost project is here to support 15–30-year-olds in King’s Lynn with a range of activities available for young people, depending on their situation.

So, if you live, work or study in King’s Lynn, get in touch with us if you are:

  • 15-18 and struggling with being in school, college or sixth form? Or maybe you are not in education, employment, or training.
  • Aged 18-24 and unemployed, looking for work or support.
  • 18-30 in employment but feel you would benefit from some training.

With the Boost project, we can support you to feel inspired, build your skills, or help you develop your career.

We are a person-led project and we will endeavour to create the right support package to suit your needs. This could be helping to support your confidence to get into work, training, mentoring or formal qualifications. From marketing to fork-lift truck driving – we have it all!

You can email us at boost@norfolk.gov.uk to find out more and we will get in touch with you.

You can also use this email address to contact us if you are working with a young person who you think may benefit from the type of support outlined above.

Employers

Are you an employer in King’s Lynn? Would you like funding to upskill your team members who are aged 18-30? This may be because they need new skills or you want to develop your workforce to build their skills.

Or perhaps you would like to find out more about how you can help young people locally.

Contact: boost@norfolk.gov.uk

Project Background

The Boost project (formally Kings Lynn Youth Retraining Pledge) brings together a unique partnership of local organisations – with leadership and support from Norfolk County Council and the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk – to transform the prospects of some of the most marginalised young people in the town.

Our partnership will ensure that more than 400 young people facing the most significant barriers to accessing learning and work are able to recognise their talents and realise their potential, while providing a support framework that will increase the skills within our local workforce.

The project will develop a range of engagement and support activities for young people, raising aspirations and promoting accessible support activities, specialist training provision and employment opportunities.

It will provide:

  • A conduit to Careers/IAG and youth support services
  • A central information point and referral mechanism, maximising local engagement with regional/countywide provision such as European Social Fund and prospective Shared Prosperity Fund programmes
  • A coordinating agency for education and business links in the locality, increasing opportunities for young people and developing a local response to workforce skills requirements.

The Town Deal Project is being led by Norfolk County Council working with the Skills Working Group.

The King’s Lynn Skills Forum Sub-Group documents can be found under the Documents section of the Skills Forum page.

This is a Towns Fund project led by Norfolk County Council.

PROJECT TIMELINE

  • January 2022:

    Stage 1

    Business case submitted and approved by Government

  • April 2022:

    Stage 2

    Implementation phase

  • July 2022:

    Stage 3

    Launch phase
  • August 2022:

    Stage 4

    Main delivery phase to December 2023

  • January 2024:

    Stage 5

    Exit phase until March 2024

  • March 2024:

    Stage 6

    Project close

  • June 2024:

    Stage 7

    Financial completion

DOCUMENTS

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