91.3% of young people leaving school in Inverclyde are going on to positive destinations of work, training or study, new figures show – as the number of school leavers in positive destinations across Scotland reaches a record high.
Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan has today welcomed figures that show 60.5% of school leavers in Inverclyde in 2014/15 went on to higher or further education, while 28% found work.
The combined number of young people going on to positive destinations in Inverclyde is at a record high – and a significant increase from the 86.6% in 2009/10.
Just over 7% of school leavers in Inverclyde were actively looking for work, compared to 11% in 2009/10.
These figures come just weeks after it was revealed that unemployment has fallen for Inverclyde as a whole
Commenting, SNP MSP Stuart McMillan said:
“It’s excellent news that over 91% of young people in Inverclyde are going on to a positive destination after leaving school – with most continuing in education or training.
“With record numbers of young people across Scotland in positive destinations, young people in Inverclyde have kept up with the national average – and there has been a significant improvement since 2010.
“While these figures are hugely encouraging, there is more to do. The SNP has put improving attainment at schools at the heart of our plans for government and closing the attainment gap between young people from our most and least deprived areas is our priority over the next five years.”
“We are committed to getting more young people into work which is why we will increase Modern Apprenticeships to 30,000 a year by 2020 as part of a wide range of measures contained in our seven year youth employment strategy Developing the Young Workforce.”