7.7 The Follow-up Service

The Follow-up Service (Oppfølgingstjenesten) is run by county councils for young people who are entitled to upper secondary education or training but who are not in such education or training or in employment.

A total of 19,900 young people made up the target group for the Follow-up Service as at 15 June 2015. This is equivalent to 9 per cent of all young people entitled to upper secondary education or training in this age group.

6 out of 10 are enrolled in upper secondary education or are in employment by the next school year

The key marker for the success of the Follow-up Service is that young people enrol in upper secondary education or training or take up employment after being in touch with the service. 59 per cent of young people in the Follow-up Service’s target group in June of the 2013-14 academic year had commenced education, employment or training by autumn 2014.

Figure 7.14 Status in the following school year of young people referred to the Follow-up Service as at June 2014. Per cent.

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Source: Directorate for Education and Training/Statistics Norway