The alliance will collaborate for the first time on the three-year project with the business sector, which has promised to give young people jobs, apprenticeships, and work shadowing opportunities.
Burnham said: “The city is succeeding in many ways. The community is still strong, what we haven’t got yet are the paths for people so that they can see the opportunities out there and then get that support.
“Be it educational support, or personal support to make their way towards taking up those opportunities.
"And for me, this is absolutely about the next chapter of Greater Manchester.”