Young Commissioners Get to Grips with the Draft NEET Reduction Action Plan 2012-2013
As part of their commitment to improving services and specialist support for young people across the county, Wiltshire Young Commissioners have been going through the Draft NEET Reduction Action Plan 2012-2013.
NEET stands for 'not in education, employment or training,' and any young person between 16-19 who is not in school or college, on a training course or apprenticeship or in work will be listed as NEET.
At the moment Wiltshire has more young people who fall into this category than the national average for the UK and so lots of work is going into providing more opportunities for those young people who get to 16 and don't want to stay at school.
Young Commissioners have gone through the Draft Action Plan and here are just a couple of the points they made:
- The Action Plan has a proposed working-life of 1 year, what comes next? How will the Council and partners keep supporting young people beyond 2013?
- Young people should be key partners in the development of the ‘Profile’ for the 16-19 year olds who choose to leave post-16 learning.
- Young people should be offered training about the different options available to them at 16 and wha it means to be NEET.
- How will local employers be brought on board to increase the number of jobs and apprenticeships for young people? What will their incentive be to take young people on?
These are just a few of the points and questions Young Commissioners have put to the Lead Commissioner about the plan. To see the Draft Action Plan in full - click on the link http://www.wiltshirepathways.org/UploadedFiles/Draft_neet_reduction_plan_201213.pdf
You can also see the Young Commissioners full response by clicking on the document icon opposite!
You can send your own feedback on the Action Plan direct to the Partners by emailing it to Pathways@wiltshire.gov.uk or by contacting Hayley at the Voice & Influence Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
All comments need to be sent by November 9th.
Date Posted: Monday 8 October 12
Author: Hayley Bambrough-Bailey