DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCES MULTI MILLION POUND BOOST FOR YOUTH JOBS IN THE LIVERPOOL CITY REGION November 14th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCES MULTI MILLION POUND BOOST FOR YOUTH JOBS IN THE LIVERPOOL CITY REGION The Liverpool City Region will get a £5.9 million cash injection to help young people into jobs that last, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Minister for Cities Greg Clark will announce tomorrow (Thursday 14 November). The investment is part of a pot of cash from Government for cities to invest over the next three years, with cities estimating that this will help more than 25,000 young people into work. Jobs for young people is one of the most pressing items on the agenda for our cities and this funding package will put city leaders in the driving seat so they can make changes at a local level, invest in their young people and the future prosperity of their city, and tackle youth unemployment head on. Liverpool, which has already secured a landmark City Deal, was one of eight core cities and twenty wave two cities invited to submit proposals earlier this year for a share of up to £50m. The cities had to prove that they can deliver innovative schemes which explicitly tackle the problem of youth employment. The £5.9m will be spent on programmes to help young people into work, including a new scheme aimed at helping the most disadvantaged people find jobs. This will be on a payment by results basis, so that organisations and providers that are placing people in work will only be rewarded for success. A personalised budget approach will also be introduced, allowing young people to choose what support will best prepare them for work. This is aimed at helping 18-24 year olds take greater responsibility for their careers. Alongside this, the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership will also develop a new business-led employer engagement campaign to drive up the number of opportunities for young people, including work experience places, apprenticeships and jobs Today’s funding announcement comes as the Deputy Prime Minister meets young apprentices from across the country at the Skills Show and the National Apprenticeship Awards in Birmingham, which recognise and celebrate the very best of young British talent, and the employers going that extra mile to help our apprentices to progress. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said: “Helping young people succeed is crucial to our economic recovery. That is why I am pleased to announce a Government investment of £5.9 million for Liverpool to help get more young people into jobs. “This is a multi-million pound cash boost for the Liverpool City Region to invest in its young people and the future prosperity of the city, making our society fairer so that everyone has the chance to get on in life. “Investment like this, paired with a determination to tackle youth unemployment by our great cities, has the genuine power to change the fortunes of young people across the region, whether it’s with extra training, improving education, or apprenticeships.” Minister for Cities Greg Clark said: “The days of Whitehall holding all the purse strings are coming to an end. Handing power over how cities spend money is important – this way, local leaders can do what’s best for the young people in their area. They know what will work and can make a real difference to their economic future by shaping the workforce of tomorrow.” The government is committed to making long-term investments in young people’s futures through work experience and apprenticeships. It places cities at the centre of the design and delivery of new schemes to complement the Government’s existing investment to tackle youth unemployment. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Related Comments comments!