Our Youth Commission is looking at how to improve education and employment opportunities for 16-24 year olds.
Previous reports have analysed how these challenges vary across England, and how demographic and economic changes will alter the context for and impact of these challenges. Taken together, they mean young people will have longer working lives, requiring regular updating of skills and career changes.
This report analyses current education, employment and skills services and planned changes, and identifies how they match up against these future challenges.
- Youth Opportunity Index maps
- Youth Opportunity Index local education authority rankings
- Youth Opportunity Index regional rankings
Constructing the Index
Who ranked top and bottom of each Index?
Which authorities are in the top and bottom 10 overall?
BBC East Midlands Today - coverage from 6 minutes 30 seconds.
BBC East Midlands: 'Worst' prospects for young in Nottingham
Fabian Society blog: Back to the future
TES article: Here’s a Neet idea: help young people
What will the Commission do?
Running for one year from July 2018, the Commission will look at:
- Current education and employment outcomes for young people and how these vary by area and demographic group
- The impact of future changes to the jobs market resulting from automation and global economic change
- Whether current policy plans, including apprenticeships, T Levels and the Youth Obligation, match up to need
- Examples of best practice from the UK and other countries
- Developing a vision for better support for young people, and concrete proposals for delivering this
How can I get involved?
We want to hear from you if you’ve got an interesting example of good practice supporting young people through education and employment, or if you’ve got new ideas for change.
There are also still opportunities to support the work of the Commission, including through sponsoring an event or extra piece of research.
To get involved sign up below or get in contact with us at firstname.lastname@example.org