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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Youth Unemployment

Youth Unemployment Committee
Youth Unemployment

Tuesday 29 June 2021

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


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Youth Unemployment Committee takes evidence on the role of Ofsted and on unemployment among young people from ethnic minority backgrounds 

The Youth Unemployment Committee is holding two evidence sessions. In the first session, the Committee collects evidence on the role of Ofsted in inspecting schools’ and colleges’ preparation of young people for the future workforce. The second session hears from experts in youth unemployment among people from ethnic minority backgrounds. 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
National Director for Education at Ofsted
At 11.15am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Youth Unemployment
Senior Economics Lecturer at The University of Sheffield
Trustee at Runnymede Trust

Themes for discussion

  • Ofsted’s role in ensuring young people are equipped with the knowledge and life skills they will need.
  • The role careers education plays in Ofsted’s evaluation of schools’ and colleges’ preparation of young people for work.
  • How Ofsted ensures that providers of technical education are effectively assessed
  • The long-term structural inequalities faced by young people from ethnic minority backgrounds
  • Why young people from ethnic minority backgrounds are more likely to be unemployed, underpaid and on unstable contracts.
  • Why young people from ethnic minority backgrounds have faced greater impacts from COVID-19
  • The role Government programmes can play in supporting young people from ethnic minority backgrounds into work.

Further information

Location

Virtual