This book examines the experiences of a group of young people in the post-industrial north of England attending Entry to Employment, a work-based learning programme for those who have been NEET or risk becoming so in the future.
Author: Robin Simmons
Publisher: Trentham Books
The number of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) is rising to alarming levels. Being NEET seriously affects the life chances of many of these young people as they face the possibility of long-term unemployment, isolation and social exclusion. Re-engaging them in training is therefore a priority for policy-makers and practitioners. This book examines the experiences of a group of young people in the post-industrial north of England attending Entry to Employment, a work-based learning programme for those who have been NEET or risk becoming so in the future. It critically appraises the discourse on NEET young people and its social, economic and political context, and it challenges conventional stereotypes of 'the NEETs' as dysfunctional and lacking aspiration. Drawing on a detailed ethnographic study of young people and the practitioners working with them, it explores the complexities and realities of learning on the margins. A key resource for students and academics on higher education courses on youth work, the book provides valuable insights for teachers, youth workers, careers advisers and others working with young people who are concerned with social justice in education.
Rathbone sees the current trend of interventions which typically give young
people six months training eg the Future Jobs Fund , as “ churning ” the NEET
numbers rather than reducing them . Data mechanisms should be put in place in
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Children, Schools and Families Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
Young people not in education, employment or Training : Eighth report of session 2009-10, Vol. 2: Oral and written Evidence
Consequently, the proportion of young people neither in employment nor in
education or training (NEET) is a better measure of the difficulties young adults
face in finding a job, as it includes not only those who don't manage to enter the
Publisher: OECD Publishing
This book provides annual data on the structure, finances, and performance of education systems in the OECD’s 34 member countries, as well as a number of partner countries.
One way to achieve both objectives is to tie income support payments to young
people's efforts to find a job or upskill. ... of NEETs among youth more qualitative,
effective, labour market-relevant and balanced education and training systems ...
Author: Mohamed Buheji
Category: Business & Economics
Youth is a unique period in any human life, where it is time for our optimum curiosity and early productivity. This book brings in Youthineering, a concept that was developed by the international inspiration economy project (IIEP) to focus on solving socio-economic problems through optimising the intrinsic resources within the targeted youth communities. Youthineering focuses on transforming the youth mindset in the beneficiary communities from ‘youth of capital-based economy’ to ‘youth economy creators’. Then, developing the services relevant to youth according to structured programs (i.e. offering structured sustainable youth education, care, development, etc.) that lead to the advancement of youth contribution to their community. Dr Buheji & Dr Ahmed present through the chapters of this book new approaches that help to involve and then engage youth in solving the most complex challenges, today and in the foresighted future. The applied researches presented in the chapters show how the increase of realisation of youth economy would transform us into a better world, with less poverty and more opportunities while addressing both youth development and advancement.
This UK research report (68 pages) evaluates how well skills providers were able to prepare young people, aged 19 to 24 and are NEET, for apprenticeships and other work, and what additional actions they might need to take to secure such ...
Author: C. Southcott
This UK research report (68 pages) evaluates how well skills providers were able to prepare young people, aged 19 to 24 and are NEET, for apprenticeships and other work, and what additional actions they might need to take to secure such outcomes in the future. Also aims to understand more about the young adults who participate in the courses and why they chose to participate. The research included initial consultations with key stakeholders, visits to selected providers and interviews with learners. The research explores: * the nature of the provision for young people * the types of partnerships that have been developed or strengthened as a result of the provision * approaches that have been used to engage, young adults in the training * the learner journey, including education and employment histories Literacy and numeracy are mentioned throughout. Table of contents: * Executive summary (Background. Key Findings. Nature of Recruitment and Provision. The perceived impact of the training programmes. The learners' journeys. Implications for policy and practice. Methodology. Introduction. Policy background) * Nature of the provision (Key findings. Aims and objectives of provision. Key features of provision. Focus of provision. Types of qualification available. Duration of provision. Method of delivery. Support. Use of partners in delivering provision. Effect of funding on learning and training provision. Motivation for change. Extent to which provision was targeted at different groups of 19-24 year old young people who are NEET) * Partnership working (Key findings. The role of partners. Jobcentres. Partnerships with employers. Strategic partnerships) * Effective approaches used to recruit and engage young adults (Recruitment. Methods of recruitment. Social Media. Challenges with recruitment. Engagement. Range of teaching and learning methods. Incentives. Challenges with engagement and maintaining engagement) * Learners' personal journeys (Key Findings. Characteristics of young adults who are NEET. Overall reflections on information, advice and guidance, education and employment. Reasons for enrolling on the current training programme. Influencing factors on intention to complete the programme. Sub-groups of 19 to 24 year-old young people who are NEET. Views on the future) * Impact of provision (Key findings. Perceived impact of the additional funding. Impact on learners. Learner views of the course and support. Progress to date. Impact on providers. Monitoring of provision. Barriers and challenges to developing approaches and utilising the funding) * Future developments (Key findings. Enhancing the offer for 19-24 year olds who are NEET. Future support required) * Conclusions and recommendations (Conclusions. What is the nature of the training provision for young adults aged 19 to 24 who are not currently engaged in education, employment or training? What are the key characteristics of effective provision? Who are the learners and why have they taken part? What impact has the training achieved? What are the future challenges?) * Recommendations (What else can providers do to prepare young adults for progression? What further support do providers need?).
This provided young people aged between 18 and 25 with four alternative routes
into full labour market participation, through education and training, direct
employment, voluntary sector activities, or through work on an environmental
taskforce. ... The SEU's reports have acted, however, to focus attention effectively
on this group and particularly on the position of 'status zero' young people or '
Author: Bradley, Harriet
Publisher: Policy Press
Category: Political Science
In a period of rapid social and economic change, labour markets are undergoing major transformations. This book explores the changing fortunes of young people in Europe's flexible and precarious labour markets and the range of policies that are being developed to help them deal with the problems they face. The book draws on recent research carried out across Europe to highlight a number of key dilemmas for youth policy: what help is needed for young people and their parents in coping with lengthened transitions from school to work? What types of training and education are most effective? Is a switch from general to vocational education needed? Is workfare the right solution? The contributors, who are all leading authorities in the field, challenge the conventional wisdom in many of these areas. The book will be of interest to those researching and studying labour markets and youth policy, and to policy-makers and practitioners in these fields.
The latest YCS estimates for being NEET are 6 per cent at 16 , 8 per cent at 17
and 11 per cent at 18 . ... Young people not in education , training or employment
39 The previous paragraphs have shown that rates of participation in education ...
Table 3 Participation in education and training amongst those aged between 16
and 241 In full - time education NEET ... the young disabled population report of
the 16-24 age group , rates of job related not to want or be seeking work because
Category: Great Britain
Investigating the lives of NEET young people between the ages of 17-21 in London, this book elucidates the interactions between agency and structure that lead to them becoming NEET, and in doing so, offers a new perspective on the ...
Author: Leslie Bell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
For many years, government policy has associated young people 'being NEET' (Not in Education, Employment or Training) with educational underachievement, worklessness, generational poverty, poor health, antisocial behaviour, and reduced life expectancies. Researchers and policymakers continue to debate whether young people become NEET as a result of their own choices (i.e. their personal agency), or as a result of external factors (i.e. social, political and economic structures). Most recognise that the truth is somewhere between the two, but a clear understanding of how each interacts in causing young people to become NEET has so far been elusive, making the development of effective policy and practice problematic. Agency, Structure and the NEET Policy Problem makes headway against this problem through an original approach that draws on social cognitive theory and the lived experiences of young people themselves. Investigating the lives of NEET young people between the ages of 17-21 in London, this book elucidates the interactions between agency and structure that lead to them becoming NEET, and in doing so, offers a new perspective on the phenomenon. It offers a valuable critique of existing policy, providing both breadth and detail on the factors affecting the trajectories of young people in their transitions to continued education, training, or employment. It offers a way forward for all who are interested in developing, supporting and implementing a revitalised approach to NEET policy and practice, and a framework around which a coherent multidisciplinary approach to addressing NEET could be developed.
Young People : Employment Mr. Laws : To ask the Secretary of State for Children
, Schools and Families what ... publishes annual estimates of the number of 16
and 17 - year - olds not in education , employment or training ( NEET ) in England
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Category: Great Britain
Contains the 4th session of the 28th Parliament through the session of the Parliament.
Bridging the Gender Divide in Education and Training Veronica McGivney. Table
2. Modern Apprenticeships , 2001/02 ... Young people not in employment ,
education or training ( NEET ) While the numbers of young participants in New ...
Author: Veronica McGivney
Publisher: National Inst of Adult Continuing
Male participation in education and training has previously been associated with the enhancement of work skills and employment prospects. As a sequel to Excluded Men, published in 1999, this book explores whether there have been any changes in men's patterns of participation since the first study. It explores the kinds of responses providers are making to address the gender gap in participation and identifies effective strategies from current practice to help providers and practitioners who wish to attract more male learners. Based on recent education and training statistical data, findings of empirical research and correspondence and conversations with providers, researchers and individuals involved in schemes that have successfully targeted and worked with men, the report reviews recent participation data in the different education and training sectors. McGivney presents recent findings on the reasons for men's absence from some forms of organised learning as well as from specific areas of community life and reviews some of the methods and strategies that are being employed to draw men into areas that have been becoming increasingly feminised. The findings suggest that there are still clear differences between men and women's motivations to learn and their participation patterns. However, some progress is being made by innovative groups and providers that have increased their focus on men, and their practice, examples of which are drawn upon by the author, sheds an interesting light on what can be done to attract more men into organised forms of learning.
NEET " is an acronym for a person “ not in employment , education or training . ...
refers to nonwork - ing young people aged fifteen to thirty - four who do not work
or attend school and who are receiving no technical training necessary for work .
Policy measures to improve youth employment include improved vocational
education and training , specific guidance ... the OECD has tried to draw attention
to those young people who are not in employment , education or training ( NEET
Category: Industrial relations
- What groups of young people are among the NEETs addressed by your PES? What hampers their transition from school to work or further education and training? - What priorities need to be set in your PES?
This toolkit has been developed as part of the Mutual Learning Activities of the European Network of PES and is intended to assist you in designing and implementing your approach to activate people not in employment, education and training (NEETs). A focus is put on young NEETs, and the transition from school to work or further education and training. The toolkit provides concrete guidance and tools for PES to assess the NEET challenge and set priorities; draft and implement an Action Plan; and develop new tools, measures and competences from scratch. The toolkit can however also be used to review and refine existing practices, while taking into account wider organisational and contextual factors. The toolkit helps you to answer the following key questions: - What are the main characteristics of the NEET groups your local/regional PES services address? - What groups of young people are among the NEETs addressed by your PES? What hampers their transition from school to work or further education and training? - What priorities need to be set in your PES? What tools, measures and competencies are needed? - How can your PES structure collaboration around an ‘employment path’ approach? - How can your PES identify and overcome barriers of disadvantaged groups (e.g. low skill levels, little or no work experience, discrimination due to a migrant background, low motivation, personal and psychological problems, multiple employment barriers)? - How can your PES develop appropriate monitoring and evaluation measures?
Estimating participation in education , training and employment Technical report ,
Young people aged 16 to 18 not in education ... to the methodology can be seen
in the overall labour market status breakdown and the numbers who are NEET .
SE BG ORO . HU Unemployment to population ratio OSE Fl Chart 25 also shows
that from the age of 19 there is a fairly stable share of 17 - 19 % of young people
who are not in education , employment or training ( NEET ) . It is this group of ...
Author: Great Britain. Department for Children, Schools and Families
Category: High school dropouts