We are pleased to say that we have had a great response to our survey of young people asking about their attitudes and aspirations in relation to studying, living and working in the Highlands and Islands. With over 3000 respondents the data crunching and analysis has begun.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) commissioned ekosgen in May this year to carry out this work which builds on the earlier 2015 study, also undertaken by ekosgen. The new study explores opportunities around education, training and employment for 15 to 30-year-olds, and how these can be maximised.
Young people from every region the Highlands and Islands took part in our online survey via a variety of social media platforms including Instagram and Facebook, to give their views about the opportunities available in the region. The survey also attracted young people living elsewhere who are interested in considering the Highlands and Islands as a place to study, live or work.
The findings of the study will be used to inform future policy to facilitate both population growth and talent attraction and retention across the region.
Look out for the report and findings later this month.
Contact Pam Reid on email@example.com or 0845 120 6244 for more information.