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Skills for Scotland
The refreshed skills strategy makes clear the government’s commitment to skills and training to help address Scotland’s skills needs and improve economic performance. The strategy has four priority themes: empowering Scotland’s people, supporting Scotland’s employers, simplifying the skills system, and strengthening partnerships.
Careers services contribute to increasing sustainable economic growth and to delivering high levels of employment.
Making better use of skills is about creating a workforce full of confident, motivated and relevantly skilled people who are aware of the skills they possess and know how to best use them. These individuals need workplaces that provide them with meaningful and appropriate encouragement, opportunity and support to use their skills effectively.
The National Training Programmes currently comprise a suite of programmes aimed at helping individuals to get into work and to develop in work by developing their job skills. All involve work-based training or placements as well as support from training providers.
PACE (Partnership Action for Continuing Employment) is the Scottish Government's national strategic partnership framework for responding to redundancy situations. It ensures that local public sector agencies respond to potential and proposed large-scale redundancies as quickly and effectively as possible.
A useful list of links to take you to partner organisations with a role to play in skills development.
Page updated: Friday, April 20, 2012