Step 6

Ensure all young people, whatever their different abilities and interests, leave the system with confidence, ambition and the skills to succeed and the skills the economy needs

Policy : politicians must deliver an education system which prepares young people for life, not just to pass exams. Education must develop practical and problem-solving skills and the ability to work with others - skills which are useful at work, at home and in the community.

Practice : employability and life skills need to be given priority at every stage of education - schools, further and higher education and apprenticeships. Young people should have opportunities to find out first-hand about careers, courses and apprenticeships.

Perception : teachers and parents often have a limited understanding of the labour market. They need more and better information about careers to help them give young people the right advice

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