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17 November 2022

Celebrating Scottish Careers Week 2022

In its second year, Scottish Careers Week offered five times as many opportunities to shape the future for people, employers, and organisations across the country.

11 November 2022

Delivering Scotland’s Career Service 2021/22

The fourth annual report on our career services outlines the impact and breadth of our delivery across Scotland.

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11 November 2022

Latest Regional and Sectoral Skills Assessments published

The latest Regional Skills Assessments and Sectoral Skills Assessments have been published.

10 November 2022

Demand for green jobs in Scotland is growing

Existing jobs are transforming to reflect Scotland’s just transition to net zero. That is one of the findings of new research from the Universities of Warwick and Strathclyde to define and estimate green jobs in Scotland. Green Jobs in Scotland: An inclusive approach to definition, measurement and analysis also found green jobs offer higher-than-average salaries.

09 November 2022

Parent and carer research – Parent’s Voice 2022/23

Parents and carers are one of the main influencers over the choices young people make about subjects and careers.

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08 November 2022

Appointments to our Board

Three new appointments to the Skills Development Scotland Board have been announced by Scottish Government.

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08 November 2022

Industry-led approach to reviewing and approving apprenticeships is making ‘leaps and bounds’

Looking back over a year characterised by pace of change, the Chair of the Apprenticeship Approvals Group, Ruth Jennings of Sainsbury’s, publishes her third annual review.

08 November 2022

Scotland’s colleges are transitioning at pace

ESP Sector Manager for Construction John Renwick tells us Scotland's colleges are ready to meet energy efficiency training needs

07 November 2022

New VR tool launched for Scottish schools

Pupils from Castlebrae High School were the first in the country to test a new VR system designed to promote careers in construction.

03 November 2022

Skills for a Changing World

New Strategic Plan offers blueprint for tackling economic challenges