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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Youth Unemployment

Youth Unemployment Committee
Youth Unemployment

Tuesday 13 July 2021

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

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Education ministers to give evidence to Youth Unemployment Committee

The Youth Unemployment Committee will take evidence from ministers in the department for education on issues including the national curriculum, assessment, apprenticeships and skills. These sessions form part of the Committee’s ongoing inquiry.

  • 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
Minister for School Standards at Department for Education
At 11.30am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Youth Unemployment
Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills at Department for Education
At 12.45pm: Private discussion
Inquiry Youth Unemployment

Themes for discussion

  • The role of the national curriculum in preparing young people for the modern labour market.

  • The impact of the EBacc on the subjects offered to young people today.

  • The purpose and impacts of national testing at 16.

  • Whether examinations alone are the best way to assess whether young people are ready for adult life.

  • The effectiveness of current policies to reduce NEET (not in education, employment or training) rates and what other options could be considered.

  • How to encourage employers to increase their apprenticeship provision for people under 25.

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