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Education Working For All! Commission for Developing Scotland's Young Workforce Final Report, 03/06/14 [S]

The final report by the group tasked with helping Scotland develop a world class system of vocational education and training has been welcomed by the Scottish Government.

Its recommendations include:

  • Youth unemployment should be reduced by 40 per cent
  • Enhanced careers education in Primary School
  • The opportunity to prepare for a Modern Apprenticeship (MA) in the senior phase of school
  • More support for employers to take on young employees
  • Closer links between employers and schools and colleges
  • Measures to improve gender balance in training
  • Measures to remove barriers for young disabled people, care leavers and black and minority ethnic groups taking up training opportunities.

The Scottish Government will respond formally to the report in the coming weeks, with 12 million budget consequentials already set aside for youth employment.

For full details see the Scottish Government website.


Further Information

Education Working For All! Commission for Developing Scotland's Young Workforce Final Report

Scottish Government news release