COMPASS is a partnership of 12 providers across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, led by Cornwall Council and funded by the European Social Fund. COMPASS will enable Young People, including those with SEND (special education needs and disabilities) and SEMH (social, emotional and mental health) aged 15-24, to develop the resilience, employability skills and labour market intelligence to enable participants to make informed choices around access to education, employment and training based on their interests, skills, abilities and the needs of the labour market.

All partners will work in a person-centric way, with the young person at the heart of what they do. There will be many activities and courses on offer and these will evolve over the life of the contract reflecting the wants and needs of young people.

Through COMPASS, young people will be able to access work taster sessions, employability skills, money matters and debt management, basic skills (English, maths and English as a second language) and City & Guilds qualifications. Young people will also get to meet employers and find out about the labour market and growing job sectors in Cornwall.

It is not just employability skills on offer, but entrepreneurship too. Those accessing the course and interested in their own business can get specific support & signposting to take the first steps towards their own business.

COMPASS does not only offer workplace related skills, there is an element of fun in many of the partners offers including team building and outward-bound activities, social action, peer networking and creative sessions.