A new report from the Local Government Association (LGA) claims that youth unemployment could be reduced by 20% in 3 years if changes are made to the way that activities to support young people are managed. The Hidden Talents II report suggests that local approaches to reducing the number of young people who are out … Continue reading Is a new approach to reducing youth unemployment needed?
There is a nationwide problem of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET). The number of NEET teenagers has increased due to the economic climate, but is this problem proportional in urban and rural areas? The Commission for Rural Communities (CRC) has produced a report: ‘Barriers to education, employment and training for young … Continue reading Barriers to education, employment and training for young people in rural areas
This week, the government announced that the extension to the Young Person’s Guarantee is to be scrapped. The Guarantee promises a job or training place to every 18- to 24-year-old who has been out of work for six months or more. It was due to be extended into 2011/12 but that will no longer be … Continue reading Extension to the Young Person’s Guarantee to be scrapped
It was interesting to see the topic of young people not in education, employment or training discussed in the third televised leaders' debate last week. The three main parties have all mentioned initiatives to support more young people into work, training and/or learning in their manifestos. Addressing the ‘NEETs’ issue has been high on the political … Continue reading NEET – but not for the want of trying