Glasgow youth see bright future ahead

October 8, 1999

Young people from Drumchapel, one of Glasgow's most deprived areas, are optimistic about their futures, according to researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University. A survey, carried out for the Drumchapel Employability and Learning Partnership, found that far from being the non-participators they are often presumed to be, the local young people have a clear sense of purpose. John McKendrick of GCU's school of social sciences said the survey of more than 300 secondary pupils, backed by focus groups, showed that two-fifths wanted to go to college when they left school, and a quarter wanted to go to university. One-sixth wanted a job, one-tenth wanted an apprenticeship or training scheme place, and only one in 12 was unsure.

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