Skills Development Scotland brings together partner organisations, Careers Scotland, Scottish University for Industry and the Skills Intervention arms of Scottish Enterprise and Highlands & Islands Enterprise to drive forward real, positive and sustained change in Scotland’s skills performance.
Skills Development Scotland’s vision is for a successful, globally competitive economy based on high skilled and better paid jobs, high productivity, fairness, and high quality public services.
To achieve this vision Skills Development Scotland will focus on four priority themes:
- Empowering people to ensure they have the opportunity to access the right advice, support and opportunities to acquire the skills and attributes to both contribute to and benefit from future economic success;
- Supporting employers by better understanding and assessing the skills they need for future success, and ensuring that the supply of skills, training and qualifications can be responsive to this;
- Simplifying the skills system to ensure that it is more coherent and easy to understand for individuals and employers; and
- Strengthening partnerships and collective responsibility between public, private and third sectors to help improve skills and the contribution they make towards achieving Scotland's social and economic aspirations.
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