Thousands of young people's ambitions are crushed by exam results each year.Many of these young people have faced problems at home or bullying at school, so their exam results don't reflect their true potential.
It is now more important than ever to invest in vocational support and training for young people who are not academically successful.
Government, employers and charities must work together to get them into jobs. Without this, thousands will struggle to compete, leaving them hopeless and jobless.
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