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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Youth Unemployment

Youth Unemployment Committee
Youth Unemployment

Tuesday 18 May 2021

Start times: 10.15am (private) 10.15am (public)

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Education Recovery Commissioner and Downing Street policy adviser to give evidence 

Sir Kevan Collins shall be questioned first by the Youth Unemployment Committee on his plans to oversee the recovery of children’s education which has been tested greatly by the Covid-19 pandemic. Next, Baroness Wolf will face questions from the Committee on the relationship between education and the labour market, as well as issues related to training, skills policy and universities. These sessions are the eight and ninth public sessions of the Committee’s new inquiry examining youth unemployment, education and skills.

  • This evidence session is due to be held remotely and streamed on Parliament TV.
  • The committee’s work can be followed on its website and via Twitter.

Meeting details

At 10.15am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Youth Unemployment
Education Recovery Commissioner at Department of Education
At 11.15am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Youth Unemployment
Professor of Public Sector Management at Kings College London
At 12.30pm: Private discussion
Inquiry Youth Unemployment

Themes for discussion

  • Weaknesses in our education system that have been highlighted by the COVID-19 crisis.

  • The adequacy of the national curriculum in equipping young people for the modern world.

  • The role of digital skills in the post-pandemic education recovery and their place in the future of education.

  • Priorities for the skills agenda for those aged 16 to 24.

  • The success and suitability of the new T Levels for young people today and in the future.

  • The impact of the Apprenticeship Levy on young people.

  • The Kickstart Scheme as it relates to skills development.

Further information


Virtual meeting (webcast)