‘Stride’ is a new initiative involving Lambeth, working with Lewisham, Southwark and Wandsworth Councils. It aims to encourage and develop job opportunities for young people in the creative and tech industries.
This talent development programme evolves from Lambeth Council’s partnership with the other south London boroughs introducing free activities helping young people. It’ll help them develop careers in industries such as architecture, design, film-making, advertising and web development.
Under Stride, young people should be able to forge careers in areas that are both well paid and expected to expand over the coming years. It includes a focus on championing creative and tech talent from underrepresented backgrounds.
Cllr Jacqui Dyer, Lambeth’s Deputy Leader and lead for Jobs, Skills & Community Safety, said: “Our young people are bright, ambitious and creative. As a council in the heart of London, we know there are opportunities in our economy and we want to make sure our young people are able to take them.
“Stride taps into those goals and objectives in practical ways and here’s a new and wide range of activities, support and networking opportunities on offer. I’d really encourage young people in Lambeth to get involved and see what most appeals to them.”
Stride is hosting a series of knowledge exchange events, The new Stride: Barrier Breakers ( https://stride.london/stride-barrier-breakers/ ). These will help attendees establish connections, share key learnings and promote development opportunities to nurture creativity and innovation – for creatives, startups and growing enterprises.
There’s also panel discussions, insightful round tables, keynote speeches and hands-on workshops covering topics for all attendees, including:
The event takes place on Swapcard, an online event platform that connects attendees in real-time, and is for over-18s. Attendance is free, visit Eventbrite to register for May 19th.
Written by: Dr Jacqueline Dyer – Director (Black Thrive Global)