This is creating much needed jobs, instilling business confidence, and giving 2,000 NEETS meaningful opportunities.
The gradual development of devolved combined authorities headed up by elected metro Mayors in Birmingham, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Tees Valley and the PS600m North of Tyne devo deal - part of the 'Midlands Engine' and 'Northern Powerhouse' agenda will cast a spotlight on NEETS, skills shortages and adult training.
The North-east of England, in 2011, had the highest number of NEETS in the UK at nearly 14 percent.
Within the Teesside area, the level of NEETS range from 10 percent in Redcar & Cleveland to 6.
There are now 794,000 NEETS in this age group, up by 119,000 or 18 per cent in a single year.
The situation is worse in the North West, where one in four 19 to 24-year-olds or 141,000 young men and women have been classified as NEETS.
Newcastle City Council's decision to introduce a learning challenge to try to narrow the number of NEETS
between the more deprived areas of the city and the more prosperous as you report, noted the wards most affected by high levels of unemployment include Westgate, Benwell, Scotswood and Byker in contrast to East Gosforth.
THE Government announced recently that it would help Britain's NEETS
(young people not in employment, education or training).
We have 35,000 teenagers who are not in education, employment or training - they are called NEETS for short.
Authorities in England immediately put that cash into schemes to help English NEETS.
is a new phenomenon being discussed by politicians and policymakers and, yes, they are coming to a street near you.