22 May 2012

Posted by Phil Powell

Interactive CVs

This summer we have been making short films with young people from Hawthwaite Lane residential setting about their hobbies, interests and aspirations. We have been working towards each young person creating a DVD of themselves, an Interactive CV.

During the project participants explored their interests with our team of artists, musicians and local volunteers. They found out about a variety of career paths and ways into work, setting themselves challenges and trying new skills. They also worked towards gaining an Arts Award qualification.

The young people will have become involved in community activities and they will become peer mentors at Hart Street Respite Centre - passing on their skills and enthusiasm and developing leadership techniques.

As the project draws to a close each young person will have an interactive CV, a short film showing their personal development in their chosen field with transferable skills. The young people will be able to take these films to potential employers and to colleges. They can also use them to remind themselves that when setting themselves challenges, carrying out tasks and sharing their skills, they have evidence of being successful.

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We do this work because of what we get from you and it makes us think, wasn’t that fantastic? Wasn’t that worth getting up in the morning for? That’s why we do it, for these kinds of experiences

Tuned In lead artist musician to a group of young people during evaluation session