Developing the Young Workforce – Scotland’s Youth Employment Strategy was published in December 2014. This strategy and implementation plan is the Government’s response to Education Working for All! and sets out milestones over a seven-year period with the aim of improving outcomes for all young people by 2021. Milestones which relate directly to the development of a career education standard for 2015/16 include:

  • agreed standard for careers guidance for all young people including those who require additional help and support is in place;

  • guidance and support developed by Education Scotland and Skills Development Scotland (SDS) for teachers and practitioners to support young people in S3 to learn about nding, applying and getting a job;

  • guidance and support developed by Education Scotland and SDS for teachers and practitioners on the world of work aimed at ages 3-18; and

  • engagement with young people, teachers and practitioners, parents/carers and employers to actively promote the range of options available.