Science Industry Partnership

22 Jul 2019

Scotland’s agencies to direct £2bn budget into creating a more agile skills system

In their new Strategic Plans, national skills body Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and the Scottish Funding Council (SFC), the agency that allocates funding to colleges and universities, outline actions aimed at using their combined budget of c.£2bn to create a more agile, dynamic and responsive skills and learning system.

With a clear focus on supporting the jobs of the future, SDS has committed to fully utilising technology to deliver its all-age Careers Information Advice and Guidance service in new and innovative ways and to support people through up-skilling and re-skilling initiatives.

The agencies have stated that ever-increasing speed of economic, political and technological change presents Scotland with significant opportunities over the next 15 to 20 years.

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