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Training (Young People)

Volume 175: debated on Tuesday 26 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how he intends further to encourage training for young people; and if he will make a statement.

The new youth training arrangements which build on the success of YTS will deliver relevant vocational training for young people to enable them to achieve recognised qualifications. The training credits pilot schemes announced on 27 March 1990 will have the potential of strengthening the motivation of young people to seek continued education and training after leaving school. The compact initiative is helping to encourage training for young people in urban programme authority areas by guaranteeing a job with training or training leading to a job to all young people who meet their locally agreed goals.