Re­port on youth em­ploy­ment wel­comed

Campbeltown Courier - - NEWS -

Fig­ures re­leased this week show young peo­ple on a suc­cess­ful path­way to work in Ar­gyll and Bute are above the na­tional av­er­age. Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil has wel­comed fig­ures re­leased this week by Skills De­vel­op­ment Scot­land which show that 94.2 per cent of young peo­ple, aged be­tween 16 and 19, are cur­rently in em­ploy­ment, ed­u­ca­tion or train­ing.

Top eight

The na­tional av­er­age is 91.8 per cent which places Ar­gyll and Bute in the top eight of Scot­land’s 32 lo­cal au­thor­ity ar­eas. The coun­cil’s pol­icy lead for ed­u­ca­tion, Coun­cil­lor Yvonne McNeilly said: ‘This re­port shows the great ef­forts that have been made to help our young peo­ple make pos­i­tive progress and ac­cess ap­pro­pri­ate path­ways into work. ‘To­gether with our part­ners at Skills De­vel­op­ment Scot­land and the Job Cen­tre, we have been work­ing hard to pro­mote en­ter­prise and en­trepreneur­ship, and to help our young peo­ple raise their am­bi­tions so that they can de­velop and suc­ceed. ‘The coun­cil has also de­vel­oped its own award-win­ning modern ap­pren­tice­ship scheme. ‘We are com­mit­ted to en­sur­ing that our young peo­ple are equipped to se­cure and sus­tain pos­i­tive destinations and achieve suc­cess in life, and we want them to be fully aware of the op­por­tu­ni­ties that are out there.’

Camp­bel­town Pupils 2005s, above, made a great start in their Scot­tish Cup cam­paign. In Grange­mouth last Satur­day they were the stars, be­ing vic­to­ri­ous against East Stir­ling­shire Galaxy 3-2.

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