Helping more young people into jobs
MORE than £ 370,000 will be ploughed into the Highlands and Islands to help young people prepare for the world of work.
Highland council will receive £ 323,447 and £47,458 will go to Comhairle nan Eilan Siar as part of a £ 5.8 million investment by the Scottish government to reduce youth unemployment.
The money will be used to strengthen links between schools, colleges and employers to create pathways into work, as well as supporting vulnerable groups towards employment.
Roseanna Cunningham, Scottish government cabinet secretary for fair work, skills and training, said: ‘Local government has a key role to play in preparing young women and men for employment and is already taking forward a range of activities to help them fulfil their potential. This additional funding will allow councils to offer even more support to their young people.’