Get Connected Now - careers, learning and work for young people in North Yorkshire
Please note that this website is no longer being updated except for the home page and the news section, because the new North Yorkshire Youth Support Service website will be launched soon. Some of the links may not work and some information may be out of date. All the latest news is in the news section.
If you need help use this Get in touch with us form and an adviser from your area will contact you.
How can you find out about
Jobs and careers?:
Getting ready for work or training?
- The About Work page for how much you can get paid, how many hours you can work, how you can earn extra money/volunteer for experience and much more.
Who you can talk to about your future?
The latest information on Get Connected Now?
- This is on the News page and a general news item is put on every Tuesday so that you can see all the new information on GCN and reminders about items that you could find useful..
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About Get Connected Now
Thanks for visiting Get Connected Now which is the website for the Youth Support Service and other partners who deliver Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) in North Yorkshire. This is the service that provides information, advice and guidance about education, training and employment/careers for children and young people aged 11 - 19. (if you have learning disabilities or are differently abled, we can help you until you're 25). YSS' staff are also able to support you with information and advice on all the other aspects of your life, such as health, housing and money, and if they cannot give the answers they will signpost to someone who can.
In April/May 2013 this website is being replaced by the North Yorkshire Youth Support Service website which has a much wider remit and where will be able to find out about events/activities in your local area via Facebook. Also you will be able to find lots of information and advice to help you to make important decisions about the things that matter to you. Get Connected Now has not been updated for some time and all the latest news is on the news page.
Please note: Get Connected Now links to many other websites that are relevant to careers, education, training and work. These links are checked regularly. However, please remember that the quality of information varies between sites and can change rapidly. The Youth Support Service is not responsible for the content of any site linked to or from Get Connected Now.
Anne Almond YSS Information Adviser
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North Yorkshire Now
Now's the time to be thinking about your future, if you have not done so already.
Look around this website - Get Connected Now for careers, learning and work in North Yorkshire by going to the home page. Here you will find links the different sections of the website as well to other organisations that may help you to make the right decisions, such as the Apprenticeship Vacancies Service and the National Careers Service. Alternatively, you can call 0845 0349577 to find out how NYCC can support you.
Watch the News section where new items are posted every week or pick this up on Twitter.
You may not have sorted out:
- CV writing
- Letters of application
- Preparing for work
- Voluntary work
- Anything else to do with your career
If you want to give yourself the best chances of being able to live the kind of life that you would to like to live and make a contribution to your communities, ASK for help if you need it. You can talk to:
- Your parents or carers
- Your relations
- Your friends
- Your teachers.
You can also talk to your careers adviser in school or college. Or talk to the advisers in your local Youth Support Service centre. They will be able to help you to make a plan for what you would like to do in the future and give you information/advice/guidance or direct you to people who can support you.
Your supporters - parents/carers will find information to help them to support you and if you know of an employer who would like to find out about employing you there is information for them.
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