Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

New Campaign to Tackle Youth Unemployment

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

New Campaign to Tackle Youth Unemployment

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A LEADING enterprise charity has launched a campaign to tackle youth unemployment in Newcastle and is calling on businesses for support.

The drive called Save a Lost Generation, by Young Enterprise, is challenging firms to stop worrying about the quality of the school recruits - and instead go into the classroom.

Young Enterprise wants to help bosses donate time, money and expertise to give young people the practical skills and knowledge they need to take a job and help reduce the one million 16 to 24-year-olds currently out of work.

Janet Woodhouse, Young Enterprise manager in the North East, said: "Youth unemployment is a continuing problem in Newcastle that has to be tackled now. With the Save a Lost Generation campaign, we aim to take pro-active steps towards combating this situation.

"We equip young people with the practical business skills that can only really be learnt through hands-on experience. It's a unique programme in which students are matched up with business mentors and guided in running a real business for a year. …

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