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Seven Year Plan for Youth Employment, 15/12/14 [S]

Closer links between schools, college and employers will be at the heart of ambitious plans for a significant reduction in youth unemployment over the next seven years.

The Scottish Government has published a new youth employment strategy to reflect the changing economic conditions and the publication of the report by the Commission for Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce earlier this year.

The Commission called for substantial changes to vocational education in Scotland and its recommendations on improved opportunities for vulnerable groups have informed the strategy’s aims to enable young people of all backgrounds to succeed in a stronger, fairer and more equitable society.

Key measures over the next seven years include:

  • Increased uptake of work-related learning and qualifications in the senior phase of school
  • Earlier careers guidance available from 2015/16
  • New standard for work experience by 2015/16
  • New ‘pre-apprenticeship’ pilot to help those furthest from the labour market by 2015/16
  • All secondary schools to have active partnerships with employers by 2018/19.

For full details see the Scottish Government website.

Further Information

Seven year plan for youth employment