The classification includes those who are out of work or looking for a job, looking after children or family members, on unpaid holiday or traveling, sick or disabled, doing voluntary work or engaged in another unspecified activity.
It is estimated that 9.4% of the age group is NEET, costing the UK economy £3.65 billion per year.
Digital Technology has the potential to reach disengaged learners through motivational learning content in games and through the chance to access learning without having to attend institutions. Digital 20/20 seeks to develop this potential by encouraging innovative projects, helping to find the funding to sustain them and providing opportunities to share best practice.
Since these e-inclusion projects tend to exist outside the mainstream of educational or social provision, Digital 20/20 aims to provide a forum to share ideas, both online on the e-inclusion social network and in face-to-face sessions. If you’re interested in joining the e-inclusion group, please email Nick Jeans.
You can read more about the activities of the group on the Local Authority Education Special Interest Group page.