Is the drive to boost youth employment really working?

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Cast your mind back to December 2014. If you’re anything like us, and can’t remember last week, let alone last year, you’ll have probably forgotten a certain set of targets agreed by the Scottish government.

The targets were launched off the back of a report published by the Commission for Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce. Still struggling to recall? Here’s what you need to know:

The Scottish government wanted to reduce youth unemployment levels by 40 per cent by 2021 and set up a flagship programme to do so: the Developing the Young Workforce Programme.

This programme aimed to meet the ...

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