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We must ensure young people have opportunities - McCann

21 November, 2013 - by Jennifer McCann


Sinn Féin MLA and Junior Minister Jennifer McCann said youth unemployment has to be a concern for us all.

Speaking at a youth unemployment conference at the Titanic Centre this morning the West Belfast MLA said:

“While some work has been done around the issue of youth unemployment there are clearly still too many of our young people not in employment, education or training.

“There are many of our young people who only need the chance or opportunity to develop their skills and potential and we must ensure they are given that opportunity. We face many tough challenges in the current economic conditions and we must focus our resources on actions that will make a difference.

“It means delivering in a more co-ordinated joined up approach and targeting those who are in most need. It is crucial that we put a focus on employment and training opportunities for our young people to ensure a better future for them.”

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