We support employers to use skills development for growth and
The web service Our Skillsforce helps businesses
recruit, develop and plan their workforce. It contains national and
local information on the skills support available from public
sector organisations in Scotland. This includes a range of funding
for business and financial assistance.
Our Skillsforce has a Skills Alert feature so that employers can
flag their specific skills needs and be assisted to the best
package of support available.
We also deliver tailored support. Working with partners, we
support inward investment and sectoral growth as well as assisting
local businesses, large and small, to benefit from a wide range of
funding programmes. These programmes include Modern
Apprenticeships, Employer Recruitment
Incentives, Flexible Training
Opportunities, the Energy Skills Challenge
Fund and the Low Carbon Skills Fund.
We make sure we understand employer and industry issues both to
shape our services to individuals and to provide career management
related information to our customers. We also work with employers
and industry groups to articulate and prioritise skills development
needs in sectors, through joint production of Skills Investment
Plans and Skills Action Plans.