The Deputy Prime Minister helped put the icing on the cake when visiting the Colchester Institute to set out plans for the new Youth Contract.

Nick Clegg visited the institute last month where he set out the government’s commitment to getting all young people earning or learning.

While on the visit, he met with students, staff and business leaders as well as taking time to watch a cookery lesson first hand.

The visit follows the unveiling of the Youth Contract – a government package of £1 billion to provide unemployed young people with more opportunities including apprenticeships and work experience placements.

Mr Clegg said: “Colchester Institute is giving thousands of students the opportunity to develop their skills and talents, not just in the classroom but together with real-world employers. We want to make sure that when students leave education they have the best chance to make a successful transition into the world of work.”

Danny Clough, principal of Colchester Institute, said: “We were delighted to welcome the Deputy Prime Minister and share his determination to provide students with the best possible range of skills to succeed in the workplace.”

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