In 2019, the organisation held a successful ‘proof of concept’ pilot 4C UR Future LIVE event, which was attended by almost 1,200 Year 9 pupils and supported by over 120 volunteers from 30 cross-sectoral companies.
In 2022, 4C UR Future is holding 11 LIVE at-scale pilot events, one in each council area in Northern Ireland. These events will host approximately 7,500 Year 9 pupils, and be supported by over 200 volunteers from over 50 companies.
Each event will consist of a number of fast-paced work experience games and skills-based challenges reflective of the different industry sectors in NI from business to transport; social care to coding; and hospitality to engineering, to name but a few. The games are designed in collaboration with local employers to identify each young person’s strengths and attributes, which are aligned with in-demand skills for the future world of work.