"I look forward to working with you to make skills work for Scotland"
SDS Chair John F McClellandPlay video
We work to deliver the best possible outcomes for Scotland’s economy by focusing on skills planning and development. Find out more about our achievements and ambitions for the people and businesses of Scotland for the year ahead in our Operating Plan for 2016-17.
We work with employers to plan demand for skills now and in the future. Our skills evidence base informs how SDS and our partners design, deliver and invest in services for employers, training and skills provision and opportunities for individuals.
We are committed to driving Scotland’s economy and supporting individual participation in fair and rewarding work. We provide trusted advice and support to help employers grow their business and encourage employers to commit to fair and inclusive practices.
We support individuals to develop career management skills so they can move towards education, training and jobs and develop fulfilling and rewarding careers.
We work with partners to achieve our vision for Scotland.