The STUC today warned the Scottish Government
that the successful implementation of
the Wood Commission for Developing Scotland’s
Young Workforce depends on adequate resources
to properly invest in the future skills
of young people, to fully support the
Modern Apprenticeship programme, and to
engage with Scotland’s employers.
It will also call on the Scottish Government
to endorse the STUC Youth Committee’s
work to develop an industrial strategy
for young people in Scotland, once the
final report is available.
Skills Development Scotland UNISON Branch
had an integral role to play in this work
and the branch's James Corry said: "UNISON
believes our careers professionals in
SDS have a fundamental role to play in
developing Scotland‘s Young Workforce
and can achieve this if Scottish Government
adequately resource and concentrate on
what actually works."
Backing and EIS motion, he stressed the
need for face to face carreers guidance
for young people. "We need to all
take on board the conclusions of the Howieson
and Semple research which provides strong
evidence of the need to redirect resources
towards more personal face to face approaches
if the career management skills of young
Scots are to be developed more effectively.
"Or Congress to put it simply, attainment
for all can be achieved by ensuring one
to one face to face advice and guidance
is also available for all."