The Welsh Government says it is investing in vocational and work-based training programmes to ensure young people can fulfil their potential.
We want to ensure young people have access to high-quality education and training opportunities in order to fulfil their potential, either through a vocational or academic route.
That is why we are investing heavily in successful vocational and work-based training programmes such as Apprenticeships, allocating an additional £40m over the next two years .
This includes our Young Recruits Programme (YRP) initiative, which offers a wage subsidy to employers taking on a 16-24 year old apprentice. This means young people can earn while they learn and during 2011/2012 the apprenticeship completion rate stood at 85%.
Also our flagship youth employment programme, Jobs Growth Wales, has so far created 7,876 job opportunities, with 5,731 young people filling these jobs.
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