Press Release, 13th August, 2013

MSP Meets Youth Employment Agency

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Duncan McNeil met with Skills Development Scotland (SDS) this week to discuss what the agency is doing to help young people into work.


The Labour MSP welcomed SDS’s engagement with local partners but said that the economic environment was presenting a challenge for the agency.

Duncan McNeil said:

“The tough economic climate and the reduced employment opportunities this has created, are presenting SDS with a challenge in terms of getting our young people into work. However, I was pleased to hear that they are engaging locally with the employability partners, including Inverclyde Council’s Education Department, James Watt College and the Department for Work and Pensions in trying to open up training and employment opportunities for young people. I also welcome the Modern Apprenticeships that are being delivered in the area as well as the career advice that SDS are providing”