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  • Bright forecast for Digital Media Apprentices

    Bright forecast for Digital Media Apprentices

    The forecast for two Creative & Digital Media Modern Apprentices is bright, according to weather presenter, Judith Ralston. The BBC Scotland star met with two Modern Apprentices from L&G Learning in Glasgow on Monday 6 March 2017 to help...
  • Can you help with core skills research?

    Can you help with core skills research?

    Skills Development Scotland has commissioned FMT Consulting to undertake research to clarify what the challenges are in relation to apprentices with learning disabilities/difficulties and the Core Skills element of apprenticeships. STF members are requested to participate in the research...
  • Diversity is vital to business success

    Diversity is vital to business success

    “Diversity can no longer be a “nice to do” but rather we need to recognise that it is vital to the ongoing success and sustainability of all businesses.” That’s the message from Dr Lesley Sawers, Executive Chair, GenAnalytics, who...
  • DYW Glasgow Marketplace launch event

    DYW Glasgow Marketplace launch event

    DYW Glasgow is working with Skills Development Scotland to roll out Marketplace  – an online tool designed to help employers connect with schools and colleges across Scotland. A free launch event will be held on Tuesday 28 March 2017,...
  • £6.1 million for Community Jobs Scotland fund

    £6.1 million for Community Jobs Scotland fund

    The Scottish Government has confirmed continued funding for the Community Jobs Scotland fund. £6.1 million is being made available to support up to 700 new job opportunities for 16 – 29 year olds. The support will be targeted at...
  • New group to review Labour Market Strategy

    New group to review Labour Market Strategy

    A new group has been set up by the Scottish Government to support its ambitions to create more, better paid, quality jobs. One of the key actions outlined in the Scottish Government’s Labour Market Strategy, the Strategic Labour Market...
  • New Directors for SCQF Partnership Board

    New Directors for SCQF Partnership Board

    The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Partnership Board is delighted to announce the appointment of two new Directors to its Board of Management. Providing an employer perspective on the SCQFP Board, Liz Cameron OBE serves as Chief Executive...
  • Apprenticeship starts are on target

    Apprenticeship starts are on target

    Skills Development Scotland has published statistics for the third quarter of the year showing Modern Apprenticeship starts. The target for the year is 26,000 starts, moving towards Scottish Government’s commitment to 30,000 Modern Apprenticeship starts by 2020. Figures at this...
  • Apprenticeship Board remit published

    Apprenticeship Board remit published

    Skills Development Scotland has published details about the structure and remit of the recently-formed Scottish Apprenticeship Advisory Board. The board comprises four groups, with STF being represented on two of these groups. Click on the link below to download...
  • SCQFP seeks Development Officer

    SCQFP seeks Development Officer

    The SCQF Partnership is currently looking to recruit a Development Officer. The post-holder will support the SCQFP in a range of activities related to engaging and working with Partners and delivering training and support. In particular this role will...