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Formal meeting: Youth Unemployment

Youth Unemployment Committee
Youth Unemployment

Tuesday 8 June 2021

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

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Regional and local government to give evidence to Youth Unemployment Committee

The Youth Unemployment Committee is holding two evidence sessions on the role of regional and local government in skills, education and work programmes for young people. In the first session, the Committee hears from the Mayor of England’s most populated metropolitan areas. The second session hears the views of local government and Local Enterprise Partnerships. These sessions form part of the Committee’s ongoing inquiry into 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
Metro Mayor at Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
At 11.15am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Youth Unemployment
Strategic Director - Together for Families at Cornwall Council
Skills Director at North East Local Enterprise Partnership

Themes for discussion

  • The factors which drive high levels of youth unemployment in certain regions.
  • The case for devolving more powers to local areas to tackle youth unemployment.
  • How to reach young people from minority ethnic backgrounds when implementing youth employment, education and skills policies.
  • How careers education can be delivered at both primary and secondary school level.
  • How Local Skills Improvement Plans will work in practice.
  • How young people from low-income backgrounds can be helped to overcome challenges in seeking employment and work experience.

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