Lancashire

Lancashire council approves £10m to help young people get work

A £10m investment to help more than 5,000 young people from Lancashire into work over the next five years has been approved by the county council.

The authority will use £5m to expand its current apprenticeship programme and £3.25m to support those not in employment, education or training.

Council leader Geoff Driver said the money would "create a positive legacy for Lancashire".

The remaining £1.75m will fund a new service for young people.

It will manage and engage them in various employment programmes.

"[It] gives thousands the chance of a more productive and fulfilling future," Mr Driver said.

"It will allow us to expand [our apprenticeships] considerably, with opportunities in everything from children's social work to accountancy."

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