The Young Person’s Guarantee was launched in November 2020 to protect young people from the economic impact of COVID-19. It covers a range of employability services and aims within 2 years to give all young people, aged 16-24 in Scotland, the chance to succeed through the opportunity of a job, apprenticeship, education, training or volunteering.
To support the Young Person’s Guarantee, the College is creating a range of short duration online Skills Boost courses to allow young people to upskill for specific industry sectors. By offering these courses we’ll be giving our young people the opportunity to enhance and refine their digital, employability and core skills to maximise potential job opportunities. In addition to this, we're pledging that all students who successfully complete a Skills Boost course will be guaranteed an offer of a place on a further course at the College.
Shona Struthers, Chief Executive of Colleges Scotland, said:
“This is a really difficult time for many young people and the Young Person’s Guarantee means a range of new college courses have been promptly rolled out to support people under 25 enhance their qualifications and skills.
“Colleges across Scotland are committed to working with young people to make the most of all the available opportunities during the pandemic. Colleges are a critical part of helping this generation to thrive in their future careers.”
Scottish Government Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop said:
“During this crisis we have taken action to support young people who have been some of the hardest by the pandemic.
“Since November alone, the Young Person’s Guarantee has created around 18,000 opportunities for people aged between 16 and 24 to help them into work, education or training. This new college provision is a key part of that work, supporting our future workforce to gain valuable skills and experience and support a strong economic recovery for Scotland.”
To receive further information on the Skills Boost courses available at West College Scotland please complete your details below and we’ll send you further details once our programme is finalised. In the meantime, our applications are open for over 200 courses at our Clydebank, Greenock and Paisley campuses - click here to browse our full portfolio.