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Lizzie Crowley
Senior Researcher

Youth transitions and ethnicity - The role of local and national partners

Wednesday, 14 October 2015
09:00 - 11:00
The Work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street, London SW1H 0AD

A policy round table on youth transitions and ethnicity with the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) and The Work Foundation.

Despite recent improvements in educational attainment among ethnic minority groups, this has not translated into sustained progress in labour market outcomes. Failure to close these gaps not only has negative impacts for the individuals concerned (such as loss of potential earnings and increased risk of unemployment) but is also detrimental to the national economy and the ability of local areas to achieve their growth ambitions.

The government has committed to increasing BME employment by 20 per cent by 2020 – to achieve this will require concerted effort by businesses, voluntary and community organisations, educators, and local and national government.

This roundtable will consider new research by The Work Foundation and IPPR (commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation) on the policy solutions to support education to work transitions for ethnic minority youth and will discuss:

  • What needs to be done at the national level to achieve the government’s ambition?
  • What types of interventions are most effective? Are targets or quotas the way forward?
  • What is the role for local government and local partners? What new local powers, if any, are needed?

If you are interested in participating in this round table please email Lizzie Crowley.

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