Many thanks to Trevor Dance who shared the following information with the group at our Monday Meetup at Matthews Yard (04−02−13)
The figures below supports Collage’s belief that people are being trained for and hoping for non-existing jobs. We advocate that it would be sensible to also be more proactive and look at news ways of finding and creating work for yourself.
Youth unemployment, a case for a more local approach?
“According to the LGA’s research, there are currently 33 different national schemes, covering 13 different age boundaries, costing £15bn a year.
More than 94,000 people completed hair and beauty courses last year, even though there were only 18,000 new jobs in the sector, it added.
By contrast, in construction, around 123,000 people were trained for around 275,000 advertised jobs.
The LGA said this was partly caused by colleges being paid for every student who receives a qualification, regardless of the local need for those skills.”
From BBC report: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-21298784
Full Local Government Association report: http://www.local.gov.uk/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=fe612120-4c27-4d97-a855-74244b511410&groupId=10171