Along with Communities Minister Stephen Williams, the Liberal Democrat MP met young people taking part in the Building Lives Apprenticeship Scheme.
The scheme helps hundreds of people a year into sustainable construction careers across London. Around 70% of the participants were not in education, employment, or training before becoming an apprentice.
The MP for Hornsey and Wood Green also met members of the Little Flames Youth Cadet Service, a programme for 9-18 year olds. Alongside learning skills themselves, they deliver first aid training and provide first aid support to several local events.
Lynne Featherstone MP commented:
“Schemes like ‘Building Lives’ and the youth cadets are doing great work to help young people learn skills. They are a real positive force in our borough, and I enjoyed seeing the work they do first hand.
“We have a great story to tell in our local area. Unemployment here has halved since 2010, and youth unemployment in particular has more than halved!
“As the local MP – I hold annual apprenticeship events to bring local schemes and jobs together with local young people looking for work. Everyone should have equal access to these opportunities.”