“Young Person’s Guarantee will help ensure there’s no lost generation”, says Welsh Government


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The Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething, has said that the Welsh Government's plan to provide everyone under the age of twenty five with the offer of work, education, training, or self-employment through its new Young Person’s Guarantee will help ensure there is no lost generation following the Covid pandemic.


The Economy Minister will unveil details of how the Welsh Government will develop a Young Person’s Guarantee that delivers for young people in Wales.


Gething will also call on businesses and public sector organisations to consider how they can play their part in supporting the Young Person’s Guarantee.


He will also look at ways to help young entrepreneurs to create their own businesses.

This will include working with the business community to explore both employability opportunities and support for young entrepreneurs.


Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething said: “The Welsh Government is determined that there will be no lost generation in Wales as a result of the pandemic. That’s why our Programme for Government commits us to delivering our Young Person’s Guarantee – an ambitious programme that will aim to provide everyone under 25 in Wales with the offer of work, education, training, or self-employment.

“The Young Person’s Guarantee is at the core of our efforts to help young people get the best possible start in the world of work. We want to give young people the support they need for a brighter future when leaving school, college, university or even facing redundancy.

“We need to ensure young people have the skills and experience they need for the jobs of today and the future. This is a key element of our strategy to prevent youth unemployment and ensure young people are not held back nor left behind.”

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