STV report:

More than 17,000 Scottish school leavers have been “lost” in the system supposed to ensure they go on to work, training or further education.

Scottish Labour obtained the figures in response to a freedom of information request regarding the programme run by Skills Development Scotland.

The Scottish Government has made a commitment to offer all 16 to 19-year-olds a learning or training place if they do not have a job, education or training lined up after leaving school.

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