JET pilot takes off in Northern Ireland

An Inspiring Impact NI pilot of the Journey to Employment (JET) Framework in Northern Ireland kicked off today (29 May 2014) with a range of organisations and funders linked with the NEETs forum.

The pilot is being funded by the Building Change Trust and is part of an initiative to support voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations and their funders to better understand and embrace impact practice. The half day event took place at

Reps from Digital Media Choices, TIDES Training and Customized Training Services with members of the NEETs Forum, Inspiring Impact NI, NPC and CENI at the JET pilot kick-off meeting.
Reps from Digital Media Choices, TIDES Training and Customized Training Services with members of the NEETs Forum, Inspiring Impact NI, NPC and CENI at the JET pilot kick-off meeting.

Lagan Water Sports in Belfast, kindly provided by Bryson Charitable Group.

The JET framework, developed by New Philanthropy Capital (a partner on the Inspiring Impact UK board), looks specifically at the youth employability sector. Up to 14 diverse organisations will participate in the pilot.

Speaking at the event Aongus O’Keeffe, Inspiring Impact NI Programme leader said: ‘This is a great opportunity for organisations working in the sector to receive support to help them better measure the impact of their work with young people. We hope it will help to identify what works well and what can be improved in terms of supporting young people on their journey into the work force.’

Inspiring Impact NI is leading the roll out of the JET framework in Northern Ireland and is working in partnership with the Northern Ireland NEETS Forum and the Department of Employment and Learning.

CENI as Inspiring Impact NI’s strategic partner will provide support to the pilot organisations and will work closely with project staff to apply the framework and document the learning along the way.

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