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18 January 2024

New Guide To The Digital Economy

Better understand the term "digital economy" and get practical support to enhance your digital skills.

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20 December 2023

Skills Generation celebrated for Scottish Apprenticeship Week

The value of apprenticeship skills will be demonstrated during Scottish Apprenticeship Week from 4 to 8 March.

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19 December 2023

Interim Participation Snapshot for 16–19-year olds

SDS has today published the Interim Participation Snapshot for 16–19-year olds, providing an overview of the learning, training or work status of Scotland’s young people.

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15 December 2023

Fife and East Dunbarton pupils excel in finance challenge

Madras College & Bearsden Academy crowned winners thanks to investment know-how

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11 December 2023

Thousands of Scots pupils take part in drones careers sessions

SDS and Balfour Beatty partnership showcases a wide range of potential future careers

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07 December 2023

Scottish Apprenticeship Awards finalists revealed

Amazing apprentices and employers from across the length and breadth of the country are in the running for the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards.

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05 December 2023

Relive the highlights of Scottish Careers Week 2023 

In its third year, Scottish Careers Week returned with exciting events, new partnerships, and a fantastic programme of activity.

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30 November 2023

£90 billion of investment in green industries signals need for net zero skills

A new report has assessed the known investment, the skills demand now and in the future, and current training and learning support for green skills in Scotland.

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24 November 2023

Shetland pupils become apprentices for the day

Young Shetlanders experienced the benefits of Modern Apprenticeships in a project aimed at tackling gender stereotypes in work.

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22 November 2023

Parent and carer research – Parents’ Voice Survey 2023/24

Our research shows that parents and carers are the main influencers over the choices young people make about subjects and careers.