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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Youth Unemployment

Youth Unemployment Committee
Youth Unemployment

Thursday 24 June 2021

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

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How effective is the careers advice given in schools?

The Youth Unemployment Committee is holding two public evidence sessions with six expert witnesses. In the first session, the Committee takes evidence on initiatives relating to careers education and guidance for young people. Then in the second session, the subject of evidence gathering will be technical education policy, design and delivery. 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
Chief Executive at Careers and Enterprise Company
Emeritus Professor at University of York
National Careers Champion at Academies Enterprise Trust
At 11.15am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Youth Unemployment
Chief Executive at Design and Technology Association
Chief Executive at Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education
Principal at South Durham University Technical College (UTC)

Themes for discussion

  • The age which young people should begin to be taught about careers.

  • Whether young people are told enough about technical pathways post-16.

  • The role played by STEM education in equipping young people with the skills for future economic needs.

  • How successful the rollout of the Gatsby Benchmarks for Good Career Guidance has been so far.

  • The role of employers in engaging with careers education.

  • The effectiveness of the Careers Hub model.

  • How to reverse the decline in the number of young people doing apprenticeships.

  • How successful the inaugural year of T Levels has been, and what the future looks like.

  • The success of alternative models of delivering technical education at institutions like University Technical Colleges (UTCs).

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