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Helen Mary Jones of Youth Cymru told ITV News young people need more encouragement to help better themselves during education.
1 in 5 young people currently believe they will end up on benefits if they do badly at school.
She said there must be better alternatives to academic education and young people must be given priority to not become a 'lost generation'.
Youth charity the Prince's Trust has claimed that poor exam results are leading young people in Wales to give up on their ambitions. The Welsh Government says it is investing heavily in all areas of education, to ensure young people have the right opportunities.
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The Welsh Government says it is investing in vocational and work-based training programmes to ensure young people can fulfil their potential.
The Prince's Trust report's key findings for Wales include:
- young people with fewer than five GCSEs are almost twice as likely to believe they will "never amount to anything"
- more than a quarter admit they will always feel inferior to those who did better at school
- one in ten feel their exam results will always hold them back
One in five young people in Wales leaving school with poor grades believe they will end up on benefits, according to The Prince's Trust. With exam results due out soon, the Trust is now calling for more vocational support for those leaving school with few qualifications.
The youth charity found that over one in ten young people in Wales believe their exam results will "always" hold them back and more than one in three young believe those who fail their exams will struggle to find a job in the future.