Young adults in Midlothian secure a positive future

Thursday March 4th 2021

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Written by Midlothian View Reporter, Luke Jackson

Newly released Scottish Government statistics show that 94.5% of school leavers in Midlothian were in ‘positive destinations’ during 2019/20.

The number of young people in the area in a job or enrolling in further or higher education, training or volunteering increased by 0.7% compared with 2018/19.

Across Scotland as a whole, 93.3% of young adults are in a positive destination, with the latest figures putting Midlothian 1.2% above the national average and in ninth place out of the country’s 32 local authority areas.

Midlothian Council’s Executive Director for Children, Young People and Partnerships, Fiona Robertson, said:

“In these very difficult times, I am pleased that we have once again managed to increase the number of young people in Midlothian maintaining their positive destination. This demonstrates the hard work and commitment of our young adults, our schools, the council’s lifelong learning service, Skills Development Scotland and other partners who play a part in supporting our young people on their educational, training and career journeys.”

She added: “As we plan for economic recovery, coming through and out of the pandemic, it is vital that we continue to provide and enhance the support our young people need to help them reach their full potential.”

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