MACDONALD WELCOMES £25 MILLION YOUTH JOBS BOOST
Friday, 11 May 2012 15:24
Falkirk East MSP, Angus MacDonald has welcomed news that young people in Scotland will be supported into work with a cash boost of around £25 million.
The money will be used for projects designed to help young people either gain or stay in employment, and support a range of initiatives from training to business development and recruitment incentives.
Mr MacDonald said:
"The 25 million of funding is in line with the SNP’s commitment to helping young people to get and keep jobs.
"This funding boost will prove to be a vital support for those young people from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, allowing them to develop new and existing skills to increase their chances of getting a rewarding career.
"The SNP are resolute in our aim of a Scotland for the many, not just for the few and this is backed-up with a guarantee for every 16-19-year-old a place in education or training.
"This cash injection - which almost doubles the dedicated youth employment budget of £30 million. It will make a real difference to the lives of many of our young people."