Vulnerable young people given more support into employment
Funding of almost £1 million to help more vulnerable young people across Scotland into work has been announced by economy secretary Fiona Hyslop.
Part of the Scottish Government’s Young Person’s Guarantee, the £986,702 investment will provide specialist pre-employment support for an additional 1,300 16 and 17-year-olds.
Two existing programmes delivered in partnership with the third sector - Our Future Now and Discovering Your Potential – will provide the support.
Ms Hyslop said: “This pandemic continues to hit us hard – especially our young people who are facing fewer opportunities, and even more so for those who are vulnerable and have recently left school.
“As part of our national mission to create jobs, and through our Young Person’s Guarantee, we must all work together to help this generation who have been caught so cruelly in the eye of the coronavirus storm.
“These two dedicated programmes, delivered in partnership with the third sector, will allow us to help even more young people access the support they need to build their confidence and develop valuable skills that employers require.”
Further information regarding the Young Person’s Guarantee can be found here.