MORE YOUNG PEOPLE SETTING UP FOR SUCCESS AFTER SCHOOL
School leavers in Glasgow continue to go on to positive destinations after finishing secondary school – with the latest figures showing 91.9% of youngsters in Glasgow going into further or higher education, employment or training three months after leaving school.
The total across Scotland has risen from 93.3% last year to 93.7% this year – showing that even more young people are finding fulfilling opportunities after leaving school. In Glasgow, the percentage of people going on to positive destinations has gone from 89.9% last year to 91.9% this year – and increased from 87.9% since 2011/12.
Of those in positive destinations, 36% are at University and 31% are at college, while 18% are in employment and 5% are in training.
Commenting on the latest stats, SNP MSP for Glasgow Cathcart James Dornan said:
“The Scottish Government continues to make education its priority this parliament – and these figures reflect just how important SNP action on education is for our young people.
“Being able to go on to a positive destination after leaving school – whether that is college, university, work or training – is a great boost for young people across Glasgow, improving their self-confidence and setting them up to make positive contributions to our communities as adults.
“That more young people across Glasgow are going on to positive destinations this year than previously – up from 87.9% to 91.9% over the last six years – is fantastic news for our local community.
“Our young people need fulfilling work, study or training after leaving school to help ensure they don’t get left behind – and these positive figures for Glasgow and across Scotland show that they are benefitting from exactly that.”