Young shine over jobs and train­ing

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

CHESHIRE East has one of the low­est num­bers of young peo­ple who are not in ed­u­ca­tion or em­ploy­ment.

Fig­ures for July show Cheshire East Coun­cil has the low­est level of NEETS – young peo­ple who are not in ed­u­ca­tion, em­ploy­ment or train­ing – in the north west, with just three per cent not in any kind of em­ploy­ment or train­ing.

Cheshire East Coun­cil leader Michael Jones said this is down to good schools and a suc­cess­ful Youth Sup­port Ser­vice of­fered by the coun­cil.

He said: “We are very en­cour­aged by the latest re­lease of fig­ures and will con­tinue to give young peo­ple across Cheshire East the best start in life.

“This in­cludes pro­vid­ing them with the sup­port they need to find work and train­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties so they have a brighter fu­ture be­cause, as part of our coun­cil pledge to the lo­cal com­mu­nity, ‘Ev­ery Child Mat­ters’.

Ini­tia­tives in­clude youth clubs and projects to help young peo­ple en­gage in learn­ing or train­ing post-16.

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