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School Leavers Oral Question, 24/06/15 [S]

During Portfolio Question Time on 24 June 2015 Colin Keir (SNP) asked the Scottish Government how it ensures that school leavers are given the best opportunity to go on to a positive destination.

The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, replied that the proportion of young people who left school and who have sustained a positive destination has reached a record 91.7 per cent. Curriculum for excellence offers young people learning that promotes academic and vocational qualifications that are informed by the needs of our employers. “Developing the Young Workforce—Scotland’s Youth Employment Strategy” sets out our aim to further the links between education and industry. Our opportunities for all commitment ensures that an offer of further learning or training is in place for all young people until their 20th birthday. Young people are better supported than ever to make the most of the opportunities that are available to them. That includes better career information, advice and guidance so that they can make informed learning and career choices based on labour market demand.

For the full answer to this and any subsidiary questions see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 24 June 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 24 June 2015