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Education to Employment - Supporting Youth Participation

In November 2020 the Local Government Association (LGA) commissioned York Consulting LLP to undertake a project to support the sector through action learning; to better understand those not in education, employment, or training (NEET); and those at risk of becoming NEET.

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Learning from employment and skills responses to COVID-19

A report summarising the learning from economic development, employment and skills services during the pandemic.

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Learning for Life: the role of adult community education in developing thriving local communities - A handbook for councillors

The handful of case studies featured in this councillors’ handbook demonstrate the excellent work of ACE services, but there are hundreds more great examples out there.

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Re-thinking youth participation for the present and next generation: education to employment

As we look ahead towards the future, we now stand ready to play an equal part with Government to support an inclusive economic recovery – helping young people to ensure that the next generation doesn’t become a lost ‘pandemic generation’ with scars for years to come.

Kickstart: what good looks like

This paper aims to support local and national discussions on the design, commissioning and delivery of Kickstart.

Work Local - Making our vision a reality

Work Local - Making our vision a reality

Local communities want better jobs, opportunities to improve their skills and ultimately more prosperous lives. This means that Work Local – the LGA's ambitious but practical programme to improve employment and skills services in England through local public-private collaborations – is needed more than ever.

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Work Local - Our vision for Employment and Skills

We have one of the most centralised employment and skills systems in the developed world. Different central government departments and their agencies are directly responsible for employment and skills policy, design, funding and oversight. Local areas have little ability to influence priorities, funding or delivery.

Work Local Consultation: analysis of feedback - September 2017 COVER

Work Local Consultation: analysis of feedback - September 2017

This report summarises the key feedback messages from the LGA ‘Work Local’ consultation which ran between 5 July and 5 September 2017.

Work Local - Our vision for an integrated and devolved employment and skills service COVER

Work Local - Our vision for an integrated and devolved employment and skills services - full report

Across the country, there are significant employment and skills challenges which we believe the fragmented national system is at best failing to address and, at worst, contributing to.

Skills for future growth: tackling skills gaps and supporting growth

A series of case studies which demonstrate innovative skills and employment projects