Community Investment Committees leading an economic development strategy to benefit local young people and employers together
As part of the TtW Community of Practice's approach to working with business and community, each organisation has established a Community Investment Committee (CIC) in their local area. The CIC is a key mechanism for driving change and investment within local communities. They are also crucial for driving systemic change to create the economic and social conditions necessary for young people to gain sustainable employment.
The CICs do this by bringing together business, education providers, the local council, the TtW provider and other community organisations to collaborate with government on creating and implementing an economic development strategy for young people within their community.
It is essential that the form of each CIC is right for the community it represents; as such, the committees may look quite different across the Community of Practice. However, each CIC must adhere to the following core features: