Ayrshire has one of the highest rates of youth unemployment in Scotland.
Today in Scotland there are young people not in work or in education, waking up each morning wondering if their community has any need for them.
The Commission for Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce, which was established by the Scottish Government in January 2013, highlighted the need for concerted action to tackle the problem of structural and recurring youth unemployment.
Developing the Young Workforce Ayrshire has been set up to implement the Commission’s recommendations at a local level for the benefit of young people and our economy.
To meet these challenges, the Commission developed a wide ranging set of recommendations. These cover:
Simplify Engagement with Education
Work in partnership to develop trained and motivated young people
Work closely with public and private sector to streamline employer offers