Help­ing more young peo­ple into jobs

The Oban Times - - News -

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.’

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