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VEC Education Officer arguing for closure of Youthreach Centres
Are thousands of young people to be thrown to the wolves?
This information from a reliable source has yet to be confirmed in print but Youthreach pupils, teachers and co-ordinators are growing increasingly concerned that a VEC Education Officer from one of the county VECs is calling for their closure as a cost cutting exercise. More information is to follow but this threat is something that a lot of people ought to sit up and take seriously because of the knock-on consequences such a move is likely to have.
Youthreach is a nationwide education and training scheme for early school leavers and young adults who, for a variety of reasons, have not succeeded within mainstream education. A high proportion have multiple social, behavioural and learning difficulties that have proved impossible to resolve in secondary schools. The more flexible and personal nature of the Youthreach centres has proved very effective at helping people to overcome personal and educational difficulties and in providing them with knowledge and skills in subjects they like and can use for work and to participate in society in general.