We have a crisis! A situation that needs to be addressed for our future generations. It is a depressing fact that over 25% of young people under the age of 21 are unemployed. Within the North East alone there is a real prospect that many will never be able to find work. At the same time industry complains that it is unable to recruit young people with the skills necessary to fill vacancies.

The solution has to lie with the business community and this is where the PIE Project begins. Connecting businesses with schools will give our children the career guidance that is really needed, qualification alternatives, and different paths that they may follow. Ultimately, inspiring them and teaching them about enterprise early on; giving them the relevance that is needed for their futures.