18 June 2015
The LGA has supported a project with think tank IPPR working with councils implementing strategies to support apprenticeships locally.
5 June 2015
The LGA has surveyed member councils about reducing teenage disengagement and securing suitable education and training places for all 16 to 18-year-olds.
27 May 2015
The LGA has supported a project with think tank IPPR working with councils to make recommendations on how councils and government can realise the ambition to create three million good quality apprenticeships for young people.
5 February 2015
The LGA has produced a guide to support councils in how they can track young people and reduce the numbers of ‘unknowns' in their area.
Post-16 education, training and employment
Councils are ambitious for young people, wanting to boost participation and employment.
Our Hidden Talents programme explores what works in supporting young people and makes recommendations for reforming public services to better help more young people in a difficult financial climate.
Growth is encouraging but without public service reform we estimate one in three young people will be unemployed or underemployed in 2018. Young people want 2 billion more hours of work a week, but every individual has different circumstances and ambitions and every local economy offers unique opportunities and challenges.
Our analysis suggests the need for a more coherent locally responsive service offer built around those needs of young people and employers, rather than bureaucracies and institutions, can make most of young peoples' talents and the opportunities across places. We want to see a rewired public service offer for 14 to 24-year-olds that could ensure 95 per cent participation and halve youth unemployment by 2020."
5 February 2015
LGA Media releases
LGA responds to IPPR apprenticeships research, 24 May 2015
Devolution the key election issue for 18 to 24-year-olds, 2 April 2015
Scrap failing Jobcentre Plus to save long-term unemployed youngsters, 29 October 2014
What young people have told us
We have tested our ideas at a Youth Summit of over 50 young people, the majority from local authority youth councils and young mayors.
Watch this video to hear some of what they told us.
In the news
Media Watch – related articles in the press
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