Facilitating face-to-face meetings between young people and diverse workers (inputs) in carousels of short conversations about work (outputs), we raise young people’s career awareness, aspirations, communication skills and confidence (outcomes), to help them find and keep jobs they do well and enjoy, so reducing the personal and social costs of unemployment and under-employment (impact).
Proving impact through long term tracking of young people into employment is not easy. Attributing employability gains to relatively brief interventions in school risks under-stating the effects of other factors, such as home and community inputs.
While interested in securing soon a quality external evaluation, Worktree currently focuses on delivering WorkOut sessions and measuring the following:
- Inputs – number of young people and diverse volunteer work guests in facilitated conversations
- Outputs – number of sessions attended and participant evaluation forms completed
- Outcomes – increases in students’ career awareness, aspirations, communication skills and confidence; guests’ enjoyment of sessions, feeling valued and more positive about their work.