NEWCASTLE JOURNAL & CHRONICLE: Why are North East teens the most pessimistic in the country about their futures?

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TICE’s Megan Savage, quoted in Newcastle Journal & Chronicle;

“Megan Savage, 19, from Wallsend , says she agrees that many young people in the North East have narrow ideas about the sorts of jobs out there.

Megan is currently working as an intern with non-profit organisation This Is Creative Enterprise (TICE), which works to give young people insight into careers in the creative and digital industries.

She says if she hadn’t been inspired by the organisation when she was younger, she might never have known about the sort of jobs, working in the music industry, she now aspires to.

“I think sometimes people thing the traditional jobs you first think of are all that’s there, and doing them is the only way you’re going to have a good life,” said Megan.

“When I worked with TICE, I realised there was a bunch of different jobs in the music industry, which I didn’t even know existed.

“I think some times the education system makes people think you can only be successful in a certain career area. Schools could inform younger people you can be successful in creative industries, for example.”

Full article here: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/north-east-teens-most-pessimistic-11791176

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