30 September 2013
Further to the Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology’s written statement last Wednesday and ahead of his oral statement to plenary tomorrow (Tuesday 1 October), the Research Service is drawing people’s attention to the following:
The Research Service recently published a research paper on young people not in education, employment or training. This included reference to the Welsh Government’s Youth Engagement and Employment Action Plan, which is being replaced by a new framework for youth engagement and progression.
This research paper provides an overview of the most recent statistics on the levels of young people (aged 16 – 24) who are not in education, employment or training, which were published on 24 July 2013. It also sets out the recent and current policy context of strategies and programmes designed to address what has proven to be a long-term and stubborn problem in Wales and beyond. Some of the wider challenges and issues relating to this subject are also explored.
Article written by Michael Dauncey.