Training young for job market

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Young people’s job prospects could be boosted if Erewash Borough Council gives the go-ahead for a new pilot scheme.

Councillors are expected to approve £5,000 of funding for the delivery of skills training today (Thursday).

It follows a growing concern among some of the borough’s key employers that young people leaving full-time education or training lack the right attitude and personal skills to be successful in the workplace. Employability skills highlighted include a positive attitude, a good work ethic and willingness to learn.

Councillor Geoffrey Smith said: “The focus of the training would be to develop the personal skills identified by employers as vital for young people moving from education into work. We see this proposal as an important initiative that will support other schemes that look to help our young people into work.”