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Case Studies: youth skills training

Publication Type:

Report

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Source:

CentreforCities (2017)

Abstract:

Being unemployed at a young age can have consequences that last a lifetime. Youth skills training is essential to ensure young people are endowed with the skills relevant to the labour market.

Cities are in a better position to address the needs of their young residents as they are more likely to have a good grasp of the specific barriers their young people face, how to target the most disengaged and what training and employment opportunities are available. To be successful, cities should engage with employers and training providers, promote new initiatives and target interventions.

Document Category: Case Studies, Skill Development

Being unemployed at a young age can have consequences that last a lifetime. Youth skills training is essential to ensure young people are endowed with the skills relevant to the labour market.

Cities are in a better position to address the needs of their young residents as they are more likely to have a good grasp of the specific barriers their young people face, how to target the most disengaged and what training and employment opportunities are available. To be successful, cities should engage with employers and training providers, promote new initiatives and target interventions.