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Modern Apprentriceships for Disabled Young People Oral Question 4/02/15 [S]

During Portfolio Question Time on 4 February 2015 Alison McInnes (LD) asked the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to improve access to modern apprenticeships for disabled young people.

The Minister for Youth and Women's Employment, Annabelle Ewing replied, that the commission for developing Scotland’s young workforce recognised the need for more action to support young disabled people and made specific recommendations to achieve that. In response, “Developing the Young Workforce: Scotland’s Youth Employment Strategy” sets out the framework for how we intend to tackle the issue. For example, Skills Development Scotland is working with Barnardo’s, Remploy and training providers to increase the take-up of modern apprenticeships by disabled young people. Skills Development Scotland has also met the BRITE—Beattie resources for inclusiveness in technology and education—initiative and Capability Scotland to discuss ways in which the accessibility of SDS’s My World of Work web service can be improved to ensure that it is accessible to all customers.

For the full answer to this and any subsidiary questions see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 4 February 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 4 February 2015