YOUTH WORK FUNDING – back to the future

So – we’re gonna put an effort into youth employment – training and such.

Um, been there, done that. Got some old, faded piccys to prove it.

They were called PEP schemes, and our ones (I was a supervisor) were Work Skill Development Schemes.

1983-4, my involvement. I enjoyed it, in the social sense. Some of the young folk are still friends (not so young now!)

But;

It didn’t work, didn’t do anything, and was an attempt to address the unaddressable.

Then as now.

I knew why, then. Went to a conference (incoming Labour, ’84, Employment something) and stated so, and why.

Deaf ears.

Then as now.

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