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Its innovative approach in using the 16+ Data Hub is going from strength to strength.
The council's Opportunities for All co-ordinator Andrew Millar explained: "We have worked hard to implement the Data Hub across all West Lothian schools and we are already reaping the benefits."
The Local Authority is working closely with Skills Development Scotland, local schools and other partners to help those leaving school to achieve a positive destination in work, training or further education.
Joe Bodman, Opportunities for All co-ordinator at Moray Council, says information sharing is part of the strategy aimed at equipping young people with the skills, knowledge and attitudes in order that they thrive in life and work once they leave the school system.
Falkirk Council is working closely with Skills Development Scotland, local schools and other partners to improve the process of identifying those most at risk of leaving secondary education without a positive destination.
Helping all young people in East Lothian find work, training or further study after school is a key benefit of the 16+ Data-Hub, according to the area's local authority.
Castle Douglas High believes its rigorous approach ensures none of its young students slip through the net as they leave school.
"Co-operation and responsibility underpin the way we tackle data collection and sharing with Skills Development Scotland," says Principal Teacher Patricia Morton.