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Good News on Positive Destinations for Young People in Clackmannanshire

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March 2022

The number of young people in Clackmannanshire entering a positive destination after they leave school is higher than the national figure once again this year. School leavers who are engaged in higher or further education, training, voluntary work or employment are classed as having a positive destination. 

Official statistics released by the Scottish Government have shown that 95.9% of all young people in Clackmannanshire entered a positive destination including work, training or further study within three months of leaving school last year, higher than the Scotland-wide figure of 95.5% and the highest of our neighbouring local authorities across Forth Valley.

A total of 66.8% of young people in Clackmannanshire moved on to further or higher education, an increase on last year’s figure of 65%, with this total showing an increase in the number entering higher education.  There was a 6% decrease on last year of the percentage of pupils entering training, with a total of 5.1% taking this route.  

In addition 23.2% of young people entered employment, which is an increase on 17.6% from last year. The percentage of pupils who were unemployed and seeking employment was 2.5%, which was a slight increase from 2.4% the year before. 

Cllr Graham Lindsay, Spokesperson for Education said: “These excellent figures follow on from last year’s impressive results, and show that our young people are receiving excellent support to learn the skills that help them to successfully enter further study, training or employment.

“Clackmannanshire’s young people have shown resilience during an incredibly challenging time, and I am full of admiration for their hard work.  They have been well supported by their families, schools and by the partnerships that have been formed with a number of key organisations to help them have confidence in their futures.”