Watch LGC's webinar - A brighter future for NEETs
LGC’s latest webinar considers the grim reality for those aged 16-24 who have been hardest hit by the slump in the economy - on the day youth employment reached 1.027 million, the highest since records began.
NOTE: This webinar has now taken place and has been archived. Watch it for free and on-demand now.
- Date: 14 December 2011
- Duration: 45 minutes
- FREE - but registration required
LGC’s FREE online webinar, in association with IBM, considers new approaches being carried out by councils in tackling the growing number of Neets - young people not in employment, education or training.
Issues to be considered include: early intervention, face-to-face help, vulnerable people and offenders, using data to target support efficiently, the impact of spending cuts, council powers, private-public sector partnerships.
This event will bring together some leading thinkers and practitioners to explore what more can be done at a local level to tackle the challenges.
- Chair: Robin Latchem - LGC deputy editor (practice and digital)
- Howard de Souza, Director, Transforming a Generation (TAG) - TAG was set up by a group of fitness industry professionals who believe that intervention can have a profound and lasting impact in the community, based on mutual need not just philanthropic benevolence.
- Philip Drake, IBM
- Dr Neil Lee, Senior Economist at The Work Foundation. Neil runs the Bottom Ten Million research programme which considers the geography of unemployment. His research interests include innovation, economic growth and the labour market.
- Graham Clewes, chief executive, Medway Youth Trust. The trust aims to be a financially secure, credible and growing charity providing quality services and programmes focussed on measurable outcomes which are value for money.
- Donald Rae, works as an adviser with the Local Government Group on post 16 learning and special educational needs. He is seconded from Derbyshire County Council where he is Assistant Director of Children’s Services.
LGC webinar - in association with