Actually, this is an area that needs more than a kickstart. Young people are looking to choose a direction for their careers but it is a tough time.
This impacts on us all: young people starting out; parents with children concerned about their future; employers who want to recruit skilled staff.
That is why the COMBEbusiness February event is focusing on apprentices and youth employment. We are inviting anyone â€“ not just businesses â€“ who has questions or wants to find out information about apprenticeships, training and youth employment to come to the Lantern in Ilfracombe High Street between 7pm and 9pm on Wednesday 1 February.
As well as business owners, there will be representatives from the North Devon Employment and Skills Board, Jobcentre Plus and the Construction Industry Training Board.
Will you find all the answers? Not necessarily, but if you ask the questions, we will try to find out the answers. Perhaps you have some suggestions of your own.
So please tell your friends, family and colleagues and help us to build a skilled workforce which offers young people worthwhile careers for the future.