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Minister launches leaflet to support young people and parents through recession

 

Two new leaflets aimed at supporting young people and parents affected by the global downturn was yesterday launched by Education Minister Jane Hutt.

The “Supporting Young People and Parents through the Recession” campaign will provide useful information on all learning and skill opportunities that are available to young people aged between 16 and 18 across Wales.

It will also give information on how parents and guardians who have been affected by the economic climate can access support to help their children through full-time education.

The campaign commences as many young people wait for news of exam results in the coming months and is designed to broaden awareness of the options that are open to school leavers as well as those who decide to stay on in education.

The campaign will target young people throughout youth centres and leisure centres during the summer and will promote the message that “education and learning works”.

The campaign will also target parents and guardians who have experienced difficulties during the recession . Leaflets distributed throughout libraries, job centres, post offices and other public venue will provide information on how to access free help and guidance on a wide range of family issues.

Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills Minister Jane Hutt said:

“The new campaign is an excellent example of the Welsh Assembly Government’s commitment to providing young people and their parents or guardians with essential information on where to turn for educational and financial support during the recession.

“It is essential to provide as much support and information during this challenging time so that we can help make Wales a place where everyone has the opportunity to learn and prosper in readiness for the economic upturn when it arrives.”

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