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Youth Training

Volume 79: debated on Thursday 16 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment, pursuant to his reply of 30 April, Official Report, column 108, what attempts are made to ascertain whether the 85 per cent. of ex-trainees who are not sent a questionnaire find work after completion of their training schemes; whether the 35 per cent. of those sent questionnaires and who do not respond are further contacted by (a) the Manpower Services Commission or (b) officials of his Department in an attempt to ascertain whether they found work after completion of their training; whether he will take steps to ensure that a larger percentage of ex-trainees are contacted for the purposes of compilation of post-youth training scheme statistics; and whether he will make a statement.

The 15 per cent. sample size for the regular follow-up survey of young people who leave the youth training scheme was chosen because it provides an accurate national picture of what happens to all leavers in each month, including those who are not contacted. It also generates reliable regional and area information each quarter.

AreaTotal contracted mode A placesContracted places *private training organisationsPercentage private training places of total mode A
Wolverhampton and Walsall4,2001,19328·4
Dudley and Sandwell4,0851,53137·5
Liverpool Outer3,7051,29535·0
Liverpool Inner4,8552,62454·0
Oldham, Tameside and Stockport3,6791,16931·8
Bolton, Bury, Rochdale and Wigan4,17686920·8
Glasgow City6,7061,63424·4
Edinburgh, Central and Fife7,6001,58420·8
Sheffield and Rotherham5,28882415·6
Northumberland, North Tyneside and Newcastle2,7511,05038·2
* Private training organisations are defined as private companies whose business is wholly or partly the provision of training services to commerce and industry. Group training associations and other industrial training bodies are excluded.

Private training organisations either existed prior to the youth training scheme as commercial training providers or have been set up in order to provide training for the scheme. In most cases the organisations provide the off-the-job training in their own centre and send trainees to other organisations for work experience.