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Rise in young people training in Cheshire

Rise in young people training in Cheshire

More young people in Cheshire are choosing to stay in education or training in an effort to boost their chances of getting a job, new research has found.

According to About My Area, 74 per cent of 16 and 17-year-olds are currently choosing to either stay in full-time education or head into some sort of training programme, such as an IT training course, rather than trying to find work at 16.

That is a much higher proportion than in 2001, when the figure stood at 68 per cent.

It is thought one of the reasons many people are choosing to remain in education or take up a training course is because the current economic downturn has made it more difficult for young people to find a job.

However, learning new skills or taking an IT training course could help improve the chance of a young person finding work by demonstrating their skills to prospective employers.

Recent figures released by the Office for National Statistics have shown a continued rise in unemployment over recent months, with young people most affected by the growth.