Medway Youth Trust, a registered charity based just outside London, says it is tackling youth unemployment and the risk of becoming unemployed with the help of Tableau Software’s analytics technology.
Medway Youth Trust, which offers advice, help and guidance to young people in the Medway area, has deployed Tableau dashboards to analyse structured and unstructured data from a variety of sources so it can identify those most at risk of becoming unemployed before they even leave compulsory education.
"A key part of what we do is to identify those who are most at risk, so that resources can be allocated accordingly," said Gary Seaman, head of business analytics at Medway Youth Trust. "Before Tableau, we used bar graphs and charts in Excel spreadsheets to help us achieve this. However, the problem was that much of the data our advisers relied upon was unstructured historical information. As it was in free text form it was difficult to reconcile with the Excel format."
"Using Tableau to draw data from both structured and unstructured sources has allowed our advisers to completely visualise the progress of young people," Seaman said. "As a result, our advisers are able to visually map the progress of specific cases and our management team is able to better monitor performance."