Case study: Jack

Jack (17) wasn’t engaged in any training or employment and so signed up for Skills Launchpad Plymouth to help identify a career path. Knowing that he wanted to find an industry where he could enjoy what he was doing and make a career from it, he worked with Youth Hub Coordinator, Jo Lacy to explore his options.


Jack said: “Jo was amazing at giving information to me and my foster carer. It enabled us to choose where I wanted to go, and that I would feel safe.”


“With her support, I joined a programme at Discovery College, where I found them very friendly, and really settled into their Futures course. Jo also signposted me to some taster sessions with City College Plymouth, where I particularly enjoyed bricklaying. I’ve now signed up to study at the College full-time from September because I feel I can cope with it after my time with Discovery College.”


“I now feel very positive about my next steps and aspire to work in the construction industry when I complete my qualification at City College.


“My experience with Skills Launchpad Plymouth was interesting, helpful and efficient. I’d recommend the Youth Hub to any young person who needs support with their next steps.”


Skills Launchpad Plymouth is based on the first floor of Barclays in Plymouth City Centre. If you'd like to arrange a face-to-face appointment to see how the youth hub can support your next steps, sign up here and our Youth Hub Coordinator Jo will be in touch. Alternatively, browse the website to access fantastic digital resources or sign up for free 1:1 support through your skills journey.


NOTE: due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, we are still only offering appointments on a pre-booked basis.