17 Sep 2012
A hotline has been launched by the Scottish Government for 16-to-19-year-olds to help them find places in colleges or training schemes.
It comes after it was reported last week that up to 10,000 young people in Scotland are still waiting to secure a space in college this year.
Scottish Conservative education spokeswoman Liz Smith MSP said:
“Phone lines for prospective students waiting to hear news can definitely play a part in helping people gain advice and information.
“However, the key thing is to create jobs, and cutting college funds are absolutely not the answer to that.
“We have thousands of young people failing to secure the place in college they want, and at the same time a growing number of business leaders who tell us they cannot find young workers with the adequate skills.”
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It was reported last week that 10,000 have failed to get a place in college: