Young people design the future of career services

Young people across Scotland have had their say on how to improve career services in Scotland.

A report commissioned as part of the Scottish Government’s Young Person’s Guarantee outlines how career services need to evolve to keep up with changes in the world of work.

Report authors Skills Development Scotland worked with over eighty young people across the country, listening to their experiences of current services and how they could be improved. A wide range of employers, parents and carers, teachers, careers advisers and other organisations also contributed.

Recommendations include:

a greater emphasis on career education within the curriculum at school, college and university
more opportunities to experience fair work, exploring jobs in different ways
more consistent entitlement to support across the country
greater focus on developing skills for the world of work
enhancing digital services to ensure they empower and engage young people

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