18 January 2011

Assembly Highlights Issue Of Young People Not In Education, Employment Or Training

A long awaited report into those not in education, employment or training (so called NEETs) will be debated in the Assembly Chamber today. One of the shocking facts brought out the report is the cost to the economy of youth unemployment—some £250 million per year.
The Committee for Employment and Learning has spent over a year examining the issue and looking at ways to help young people.
The Committee has worked closely with the Department for Employment and Learning and many of the report’s recommendations have been taken up by the Department and Executive for action.