Question S5O-00930: Breaking Gender Barriers

05 May 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how schools can encourage young people to select subjects in a way that is not along traditional gender lines.

Answered by John Swinney (03/05/2017):The education system aims to provide all children and young people with a range of learning experiences that meet their individual needs and aspirations. Early careers information advice and guidance is in place to raise awareness of opportunities and support informed subject choices.

Encouraging diversity in the workforce by tackling gender stereotyping in career options such as STEM is central to the Developing the Young Workforce programme.