Skills Development Scotland (SDS) supports
people to help them achieve career success.
With partners, SDS delivers face to face career
information, advice and guidance (CIAG) in schools and SDS centres,
as well as support through a contact centre and a dynamic web
service My World of Work.
SDS is helping people build the skills to manage their
career throughout their lifetime, including:
- choosing a career and getting ready for employment
- progressing in the workplace
- up-skilling, such as being able to use new technology
- adapting to change, such as redundancy or transferring skills
to something new.
In addition to careers services, SDS works with partners to
deliver a range of funding and training support for people through
these stages, including employability programmes (within the Employability
Fund), a Certificate of Work
Readiness, Modern Apprenticeships and Individual Learning
Accounts. SDS also leads the Scottish Government's PACE
redundancy support service and promotes The Big Plus scheme, which helps people
improve their numeracy and literacy skills.
Along with partners SDS is supporting young people in
their transition from school, through learning and into work -
for All, the Scottish Government's guaranteed offer of a place
in education or training for all 16 to 19-year-olds.