45% of school pupils in the Highlands and Islands believe that the range of subjects available will limit their post-school options.
Highlands and Islands Scottish Conservative MSP Donald Cameron has described findings as deeply worrying.
The findings, revealed in a survey conducted by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, also indicate that a growing proportion of young people wish to stay in the region after they leave school.
Donald said: “There is good news and bad news in the survey.
The Scotland women's football team will be wearing Harris Tweed at the FIFA Women's World Cup this summer.
Edinburgh-based tailoring firm Walker Slater will supply the squad with Harris Tweed Hebrides jackets to wear as they fly out to France in June.