Our Strategic Priority on Learning, Skills and Well-being acknowledges that a skilled, educated and creative workforce is essential to creating a more competitive and resilient economy. And in the face of the ongoing effects of the recession, it is vital that we maintain the skills and employability of Scotland's workforce, and reduce the number of people who are out of work or underemployed - particularly amongst our young people.
Our key actions in this area include:
- Through Opportunities for All we will ensure every 16-19 year old in Scotland who is not in work, a Modern Apprenticeship or education will be offered a place in education or training
- A commitment to deliver 25,000 Modern Apprenticeship opportunities in each year of this Parliament and maintain bursary support to help young people remain engaged in college and training
- Reforming post-16 learning to deliver a system-wide focus on employability and growth
- A commitment to investment in Higher Education so that Scotland remains an international centre of excellence for learning and creative thinking whilst ensuring that access is based upon ability to succeed rather than ability to pay
Education that is aligned to demand - Skills Investment Plan for the Energy Sector
Modern Apprenticeships - James Frew Ltd