Stuart McMillan MSP (SNP) has welcomed the news from the Scottish Government that more than 1,000 job opportunities for unemployed young people are to be created through a £6.1m Scottish Government investment.
Today’s announcement is part of the Scottish Government’s Community Jobs Scotland programme – which has already helped over 5,500 young people so far.
The Scottish Government has already has a strong record on promoting youth employment – and recent figures show that Scotland is on course to exceed the target of 25,000 Modern Apprenticeships this year. Young people in Scotland also benefit from free university tuition – compared to the fees of up to £9,000 south of the border.
Mr. McMillan said:
“This is a very welcome announcement by the First Minister – giving even more of our young people opportunities to get into work and secure a better future.
“The SNP in government has already taken real action to improve opportunities for our young people – so it is excellent news that another 1,000 young people will benefit from a job opportunity.
“The SNP’s record in supporting our young people is second to none. Recent figures show Scotland is on track to exceed the target of 25,000 Modern Apprenticeships this year.
“On top of this, Scottish students are benefitting from free university tuition while those south of the border face fees of up to £9,000 per year.”
Scottish Government release – http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/1000-job-opportunities-for-young-people-165f.aspx