Scottish Government Announces £70 Million Investment Into Youth Employment

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Scottish Government Announces £70 Million Investment Into Youth Employment

Young people looking to enter the workforce will benefit from £70 million of investment from the Scottish Government.

The Young Person’s Guarantee aims to protect people from the economic impact of COVID-19 by offering every 16-24 year old in Scotland the opportunity of a job, apprenticeship, further or higher education, training programme or volunteering.

The announcement comes as a new report highlights the progress of the Young Person’s Guarantee.

Since it was officially launched in November 2020 funding has been committed to creating up to 18,000 training, job and apprenticeship opportunities for young people.

The £70 million of investment includes:

  • £45 million for local partnerships to provide training, employer recruitment incentives, and mental health interventions for young people
  • £13.5 million for Colleges, Universities and the Scottish Funding Council to provide industry-focused courses supporting up to 5,000 young people and employment support for 500 recent graduates
  • £10 million for the roll-out of new school coordinators and enhanced school provision to support young people access education, work and training
  • £1.5 million to increase places on volunteering and third sector programmes.

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Young Person’s Guarantee with Developing the Young Workforce (West)

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