Join Inclusion and Convention partners: the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) on May 13/14 2014 at the biggest UK convention addressing youth employment and achievement.
Inclusion and AELP are delighted to announce the 2014 Convention Lead Sponsor: Tomorrow's People
Despite a raft of new initiatives and reforms, youth unemployment and disengagement remain troublingly high. Unemployment has hovered around one million for the last five years with long-term unemployment rising to the highest it has been since comparable records began and an estimated one in five young people designated NEET – storing up problems for their future wellbeing, their families, communities and the economy. Meanwhile two out of three young people who get free school meals leave the education system without five good GCSEs including Maths and English, while we lag behind almost all other developed economies on literacy and numeracy. Too many young people are out of work, for too long, with too few of the skills they need to progress in to good, long term, jobs and careers.
However, local and national partners across the UK are fighting back – creating opportunity, impacting on social mobility, nurturing talent, demonstrating the business benefits of employing young people and preparing young people for tomorrow’s jobs, today.
Building upon the success of the Youth Employment Convention 2013 which analysed the challenges young people face, the 2014 Youth Employment Convention will be showcasing those interventions that are evidenced to be working and providing the opportunities our young people need in order to succeed.
With just 12 months to go before the next election the Convention intends to create a dynamic conversation over two days involving young people, employers, providers of support services, commissioners, policy makers and stakeholders - culminating in a Call to Action intending to put youth employment and skills at the heart of the manifestos of all the major political parties.
This event will give a voice to everyone who cares about the future prospects of the UK’s prime asset – its young people.
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