‘We’re do­ing all we can to get school leavers into em­ploy­ment des­ti­na­tions’

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Front Page - BY LIND­SEY HAMIL­TON

HOS­PI­TAL­ITY, care in the com­mu­nity and decom­mis­sion­ing are three of the key ar­eas in Dundee be­ing ear­marked by coun­cil ed­u­ca­tion chiefs for job op­por­tu­ni­ties for school leavers.

It’s been re­vealed that more city school leavers are en­ter­ing fur­ther and higher ed­u­ca­tion, em­ploy­ment and ap­pren­tice­ships now than in any time in the past six years.

In an ex­clu­sive in­ter­view with the Evening Tele­graph, Dundee City Coun­cil’s di­rec­tor of chil­dren and fam­i­lies ser­vices Paul Clancy, along with con­vener Gre­gor Mur­ray, said that the num­ber of pupils who left school last year and went on to a “pos­i­tive des­ti­na­tion” was — for the first time in re­cent years — above the na­tional av­er­age.

The pair were speak­ing as the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment pub­lished its Chil­dren, Ed­u­ca­tion and Skills re­port on “ini­tial des­ti­na­tions of se­nior phase leavers for the pe­riod

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