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Increased Funding Announced for Young Persons Guarantee - Perthshire Chamber of Commerce

Increased Funding Announced for Young Persons Guarantee

Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop has announced that a further £70 million for the Young Person’s Guarantee will include:

  • an additional £45 million for local partnerships to provide training and employer recruitment incentives
  • a further £10 million for colleges to deliver around 5,000 more short, industry-focussed courses
  • £10 million to continue to support the roll-out of new school coordinators as part of the internationally recognised youth employment strategy - Developing the Young Workforce
  • £5 million for a new graduate internship scheme, increased volunteering capacity and third sector programmes

The Young Person’s Guarantee has already created around 18,000 opportunities for people aged between 16 and 24 to help them into work, education or training. It aims to give all young people the chance to succeed despite the economic impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) while also ensuring employers continue to benefit from the fresh talent and new perspectives that young people bring to workplaces across Scotland.

For more information see the 'My World of Work' website.

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