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Good Practice Example – Cutting Youth Unemployment in Sutton

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Friday, 31st January, 2014

Investing in apprenticeships and boosting youth employment have been key Lib Dem priorities in government Investing in apprenticeships and boosting youth employment have been key Lib Dem priorities in government

Lib Dem run Sutton Council and its local partners have introduced a range of initiatives to reduce youth unemployment in the borough, meaning a drop in youth unemployment of 31% between November 2012 and November 2013.

These include targeted outreach work in deprived wards, targeted work with young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEETs), a lone parent project, amending Section 106 planning guidance to create jobs, training and apprenticeships in new developments, and a careers fair providing young people with information, advice and guidance about different career options. Details at http://www.newsroomsutton.co.uk/?p=372

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