P655 Teletext 655 Oct30 21:01:13      ADVICE  ——————————————————————————————  YOUTH WORK DRIVE  Dear Mike, I am 28, and work as a supervisor in a factory. I want to do something more purposeful, while still keeping up the mortgage payments on the house. I am particularly interested in youth work, and have thought about volunteering - is this a good way to start? I particularly want to work with teenagers. Kerry, Ripon, North Yorks. ——————————————————————————————————1/4—— Have you got a careers query? Write to: MIKE DRUMMOND, Teletext, PO Box 297, London SW6 1XT. Unemployed? Training Vacancies Games
P655 Teletext 655 Oct30 21:00:11      ADVICE  ——————————————————————————————  YOUTH WORK DRIVE  Mike replies, Youth work is concerned with the education and development, both social and emotional, of young people between the ages of 11 and 26, but particularly those between 13 and 08. There are a variety of routes to qualifying as a youth worker, and any experience you can get as a volunteer will substantially help any application you make for training later on. ——————————————————————————————————2/4—— Sorry, no personal replies Answers will be on screen only, so don't send SAEs. Unemployed? Training Vacancies Games
P655 Teletext 655 Oct30 21:00:11      ADVICE  ——————————————————————————————  YOUTH WORK DRIVE  Mike replies You can write for more information to The National Youth Agency (NYA), 17-23 Albion Street, Leicester LE1 6GD. The NYA publishes "The NYA Guide To Becoming A Youth Worker" which is particularly useful. With spending cuts, the number of full-time posts for qualified Youth Workers has been reduced to around 5,000 nationally with more part-time. ——————————————————————————————————3/4—— Have you got a careers query? Write to: MIKE DRUMMOND, Teletext, PO Box 297, London SW6 1XT. Unemployed? Training Vacancies Games
P655 Teletext 655 Oct30 21:01:00      ADVICE  ——————————————————————————————  YOUTH WORK DRIVE  Mike replies Hence, to get a start, it is best to seek voluntary youth work at a local club. With this experience you can seek part-time work which l—x help you to get training part-time while continuing your other job. Other forms of training available are two-year full-time, one and two-year post graduate courses, a degree which may include youth work accreditation, and some local training schemes. ——————————————————————————————————4/4—— Have you got a careers query? Write to: MIKE DRUMMOND, Teletext, PO Box 297, London SW6 1XT. Unemployed? Training Vacancies Games