Figures released by the Department for Education show that more 16 and 17 year-olds in Central Beds are in education, employment or training than last year. Both the figures for male and female students are above national and regional averages.
Central Beds Council works in partnership with local schools, colleges and other providers to make sure local young people have access to information to help them make the right choices.
And they recently teamed up with UCAS Progress, meaning that young people can access an online searchable database of educational opportunities.
Councillor Mark Versallion said: “A key council priority is to limit the number of young people not in employment, education or training - so it’s pleasing to see that more of our 16 and 17 year-olds are either continuing their education, accessing training or gaining employment. There’s lots of hard work ahead and we will continue to work with partners, as we strive to improve on these results next year.”
If you want to find out more about the work of the youth support service, go to www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/youthsupport.