AYAC acknowledges that broad changes in today’s labour market offer both challenges and opportunities to young people, and require radically new ways of preparing young people for employment. AYAC is strongly committed to seeing young people able to access appropriate and stable employment that meets their needs and lets them remain in their own communities.

AYAC believes that…

  • Young people are entitled to fair and equal pay and conditions for equal work.
  • Young people need spaces and support to develop ‘soft skills’ such as problem solving, enterprise and creativity, all of which contribute to their employability.
  • Disadvantaged young people need targeted support to enter employment or initiate commercial activities that will enable them to move from welfare dependency toward a sustainable future.

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