It will be aimed at young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The Green Growth Accelerator will speed up low carbon infrastructure projects across the country.
The Accounts Commission has examined how local authorities responded to the pandemic.
Research from the Liberal Democrats shows 127,625 reports of fly-tipping were made to local authorities.
The Educational Institute of Scotland asked members how difficult it was for those without a permanent job.
Local authorities have suffered as a result of lost income, the closure of facilities, and fees and charges.
MSPs were told full-time education for all pupils is impossible while two-metre distancing remains in place.