Monday, 18 March 2013

Youth Unemployment: Review of Training for Young People with Low Qualifications

Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS Research Paper Number 101) by Tony Wilson (Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion)

The report examines how effective training programmes are in raising the qualifications and skills of people who are out work, looking at programmes targeted at young people who are not in learning or work and who had low or no skills.

It found that there are five factors that are associated with more successful training interventions and are applicable to young people with no qualifications:
  • targeting eligibility;
  • smaller scale programmes;
  • a focus on work experience and a transition to work;
  • addressing wider barriers to employment to tackle multiple disadvantage; and
  • a joined up approach to tackle unemployment locally.
Full report (PDF 38pp)

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