Our five priorities are to do the following:
We need to inspire young people, particularly early on in their school life, to give them the ambition to take control of their future
We want to help young people develop the key skills which employers are seeking
We need to ensure that both young people and employers can access information & support they need via a portal or single gateway
Young people need access to the work place via work experience or work trials to get that first hand experience of the world of work
Share Best Practice
We need to share the best practice where schools and businesses work together to ensure this becomes the norm
However education and skills can only ever be part of the solution. Giving our young people more opportunities; to demonstrate their worth to potential employers on a wider scale will be an important part of the solution to youth unemployment.
Gloucestershire’s employers are critical – as it is they who will provide the work and work experience opportunities our young people need.