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