Investment will build youth employment
News that young people in Scotland will be supported into work with a cash boost of around £25 million has been welcomed by SNP MSP Humza Yousaf.
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 Yousaf said: "The 25 million of funding is line with the SNP’s commitment to helping young people to get and keep jobs and I have no doubt these funds will be used to great effect to do just that.
"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 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 - will make a real difference to the lives of many of our young people."
To date the Scottish Government has allocated £650 million from European Structural Fund supporting 14,000 individuals, creating 20,000 jobs and provided advice and support to 240,000 individuals to enter or progress in employment.