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World Youth Skills Day – Celebrating the importance of technical and vocational training

By Methods15 July 20212 min read

Acknowledging World Youth Skills Day, our latest podcast highlights the importance of technical and vocational educational training, and equipping young people with the skills they need for the future.

In todays workplace there is an ever increasing significance of skills that are not spoken about at school, or typically subjects you can learn at university, the global pandemic for example has showed us just this with technology playing a vital role in our survival. As such it is ever more important that the youth of today have the opportunity to learn about digital opportunities and skillsets that will create a sustainable model for the future.

With this in mind, in 2019 we started working with ServiceNow and TinSmart to provide opportunities to youths, (as well as Army Veterans and Women returning to work through other employment schemes), allowing people who wouldn’t have advantages and opportunities to join organisations such like Methods, to learn digital training skills, as well as softer skills that are more accessible for people who have had a more traditional introduction to a workplace.

Matt Culpin hosts this podcast and is joined by Trudy Beharry (Head of ServiceNow Practice), Zoe Lewis (Executive Director of Professional Services), Roger Bearpark (Senior Delivery Manager at Methods Analytics) and Jake Wilkins (ServiceNow Systems Administrator), who joined Methods in 2020 after going through the Midlands youth initiative, Digisheds.