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Developing the Young Workforce, Scotland's Youth Employment Strategy, Third Annual Progress Report, 2016-17.

Developing the Young Workforce, Scotland's Youth Employment Strategy, Third Annual Progress Report, 2016-17.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

ISBN: 9781788515344

Developing the Young Workforce annual progress report. This third annual report largely covers academic year 2016/17 and highlights early progress made in the first part of academic year 2017/18.

Executive Summary

The Scottish Government committed to annual reporting on progress of the Developing the

Young Workforce Programme. This third annual report covers academic year 2016/17 and

highlights early progress made in the first part of academic year 2017/18.

Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) is Scotland’s youth employment strategy and

through DYW, we aim to reduce youth unemployment levels by 40% by 2021. The strategy

aims to create an excellent, work relevant education offer to young people in Scotland,

giving them the skills for the current and anticipated jobs market. This includes creating

new work based learning options; enabling young people to learn in a range of settings in

their senior phase of school; embedding employer engagement in education; offering

careers advice at an earlier point in school; and introducing new standards for career

education and work placements.