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Contracts worth up to £96 million have been awarded to organisations across Scotland to help people find and stay in work.
From April 2018 the new Fair Start Scotland service will aim to help at least 38,000 people, to find employment, including those facing barriers to entering the labour market.
"Our priority is that people receive high quality services, designed for their local needs and that treats them fairly and with respect."
Minister for Employability and Training Jamie Hepburn
Education is at the centre of the Programme for Government 2017-18.
The First Minister will also build on her vision for the future of Scotland’s economy with a package of key measures to boost growth.
"Improving the education and life chances of our children and young people is the defining mission of this Government."
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon
Page updated: Wednesday, October 18, 2017