Argyll and Bute Council has welcomed figures released this week which show that the number of young people in the area who are on the path to sustainable employment is well above the national average.
Participation measure figures, released by Skills Development Scotland, show that 94.2% of young people in Argyll and Bute aged between 16 and 19 are currently in employment, education or training – the national average being 91.8%. This means Argyll and Bute is in the top 8 of 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 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.”
For further information visit: www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/media/44876/2018_annual-participation-measure-report.pdf