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Response to the Commission for Developing Scotlandís Young Workforce, 24/06/14 [S]

More jobs and training opportunities will be created as the Scottish Government takes forward recommendations of a transformational report on developing Scotlandís young workforce.

The final report by the Wood Commission was published earlier this month and made a number of recommendations aimed at establishing world class vocational education in Scotland.

In a statement to the Scottish Parliament, Cabinet Secretary for Training, Youth and Womenís Employment Angela Constance announced that a total of £4.5 million will be invested in the following activity:

  • Piloting Foundation Apprenticeships, allowing young people to start training while still at school
  • Piloting Advanced Apprenticeships Ė including to graduate level Ė in key skills sectors
  • Getting regional employer partnerships off the ground
  • Developing Scotlandís careers advisory service to provide earlier support
  • Addressing gender segregation and assisting young disabled people and minority groups to better access training and employment programmes
  • Enabling Education Scotland to support schools, colleges and communities to better prepare all young people for the world of work
For full details see the Scottish Government website.

Further Information

£4.5 million boost for young skills and jobs

Developing Scotlandís young workforce Ministerial Statement

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