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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5O-02223: Joan McAlpine (South Scotland)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 6 June 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made on the implementation in Dumfries and Galloway of Developing the Young Workforce.

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 13 June 2018

The Dumfries and Galloway Developing the Young Workforce Regional Group has helped establish school/employer partnerships, enabling work experience placements and encouraging the development of employability skills within the region. Youth Guarantee Coordinators and Employability Coordination Groups, working across the area to support young people in school at risk of not achieving a positive destination, have supported an increase in positive destinations from 87.4% in 2011-12 to 94.6% in 2015-16.

In addition, the industry-led DYW Regional Group in Dumfries and Galloway has facilitated over 140 DYW events and engaged with over 200 businesses, leading to over 3000 young people in Dumfries and Galloway directly benefiting from DYW activity.