Worcester's young people may get £175,000 job search boost

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Up to £175,000 could be invested in projects to help young people in Worcester improve skills and find work.

The city council's cabinet will be asked to award a £125,000 grant to Worcester Sixth Form College, partly to help enhance links with local firms.

It will also be recommended to invest £50,000 in an apprenticeships scheme.

Many local employers were struggling to find recruits with the right skills, especially in science, engineering, technology and mathematics, it said.

Cabinet member for economic prosperity Geoff Williams, said: "I'm proposing to invest this money to make sure Worcester is a city of opportunity for both our youngsters and our employers - and to help get Worcester's economy moving."

The proposed grant to the college would help improve science facilities, the authority added.

The cabinet will meet on Tuesday next week.

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