Creating work for young people hit by Covid slump

The pandemic is having a huge impact on the ability of students to find employment or training when they leave compulsory education. Zofia Niemtus considers how colleges can help 16- to 24-year-olds to avoid becoming a government statistic

Youth unemployment: How can colleges help students to find jobs during the coronavirus recession?

What is the biggest challenge that your students currently face? There’s no shortage of options here: we know that Covid-19 has taken a huge toll on young people in many ways, from the stress created by the exam results algorithm in the summer to the reports of growing mental health issues and inaccessible support services. 

But perhaps one of the most worrying effects of coronavirus for students who are just getting ready to leave compulsory education is the impact that the pandemic is having on employment.

A report released by the London School of Economics’ Centre for Economic ...

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