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Youth Engagement and Employment Action Plan 2011-15

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The Welsh Assembly Government published its Action Plan for ‘Reducing the proportion of young people not in education, employment or training in Wales’ in April 2009.

Since its publication, the economic environment has changed dramatically. Although much good work has been done to deliver the action plan, we have, over the past year, taken a much broader view than concentrating specifically on young people once they reach 16 years old. We have looked holistically at the issues young people face and considered the journey of children and young people (from birth to 24 years old) who may become disengaged from learning and who are subsequently at risk of becoming not in education, employment or training- ‘NEET’ - in the future.

The Youth Engagement and Employment Action Plan outlines WAG’s approach to preventing children and young people from disengaging from learning and supporting them with entry to the labour market.  Of course, the overall aim of the plan is the reduction of the number of young people who are, or at risk of becoming, not in education, employment or training in Wales.

Welsh Assembly Government Response to the Enterprise and Learning Committee's recommendations in the report: Young People not in Education, Employment or Training (External Link)