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Commission Reports and Response

Scottish Government Response

On 3 June 2014, the Cabinet Secretary for Training, Youth and Women's Employment outlined the Scottish Government's initial response to the final report from the Commission for Developing Scotland's Young Workforce led by Sir Ian Wood. The Convention of Scotland's Local Authorities (COSLA) are full partners in this response.

You can read the Cabinet Secretary's statement to Parliament here. Details of the funding package announced by the Cabinet Secretary are here.

The Scottish Government is taking forward a wide range of actions to develop the young workforce.

Final Report

The Commission's final report focuses on significantly enhancing Scotland's vocational education to achieve the same acclaimed status as that enjoyed by Scotland's higher education sector.

There is also a focus on the importance of business and industry working with schools and colleges as a key factor in ensuring young people are more prepared for employment and better informed in career choice.

There are also a number of recommendations on encouraging and supporting more employers to recruit more young people. The report also contains a number of recommendations on advancing equalities within education and youth employment.

The following documents are now available to view:

Interim Report

The Commission delivered its interim report to Ministers on Thursday, 5 September 2013.

The report focused on the education side of the Commission's remit.

The following documents are available to view: