Research by the Tusker‘s Youth Correspondent, ArtyHetty Junior:
From the Scottish Government on 2nd September:
Giving every young person the chance to succeed.
Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop has set out more details of how Scotland’s Youth Guarantee will give young people the chance to succeed despite the economic impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19).
The guarantee will ensure everyone aged between 16 and 24 has the opportunity of work, education or training. The Scottish Government is funding it with £60 million which will be broken down as follows:
- £30 million through local authorities to help local partnerships to deliver employability support for young people
- £10 million to create additional opportunities in colleges
- £10 million additional funding for Developing the Young Workforce, the Scottish Government’s internationally recognised Youth Employment Strategy
- £10 million to support pathways to apprenticeships.