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  • 26 April 2017
    News, Scottish Government, Skills, Minister for Employability & Training

    Minister for Employability and Training has today announced additional funding of £200,000 to widen the initiative across a range of industrial sectors.

  • 25 April 2017
    News, Scottish Government, First Minister, Funding

    Funding of £500,000 to address long standing barriers in accessing the labour market has been announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

  • 25 April 2017
    News, Careers, Equal Opportunities, Gender Equality

    Institute of Physics Head of Gender Balance Jessica Rowson on the lessons being learned on improving uptake of physics by girls in English schools, and how it can help tackle unconscious bias here in Scotland.

  • 24 April 2017
    News, Carers, Skills Development Scotland

    Career information, advice and guidance services in Dundee have been praised by education watchdogs.

  • 21 April 2017
    News, Skills, Skills Development Scotland

    The hunt is on for the nation’s best young codebreakers as Cyber Games Scotland launches its 2017 competition during a week of dedicated digital skills events run by organisations across Scotland.

  • 21 April 2017
    News, Apprenticeship, Careers, Skills Development Scotland

    More pupils across Scotland will be able to benefit from work-based learning as Foundation Apprenticeship places continue to expand with nearly 2,000 on offer this year.

  • 21 April 2017
    News, Recruitment, Young People, Skills

    The digital economy is growing at an unprecedented level but work must continue to boost the talent pipeline so Scotland can capitalise on opportunities, according to new research commissioned by the Digital Technologies Skills Group.

  • 19 April 2017

    Minister for Employability and Training Jamie Hepburn writes ahead of digital skills conference

  • 12 April 2017
    News, Employment, Labour Market, Minister for Employability & Training

    New figures show Scotland’s unemployment levels fell by 15,000 over the most recent quarter to 123,000, with the rate down 0.5 percentage points to 4.5%.

  • 12 April 2017
    News, Business, Third Sector, Social Innovation

    A scheme to encourage the launch of new companies that benefit and involve communities has seen annual funding double to £1 million for each of the next three years.

  • 11 April 2017
    News, Deputy First Minister, School Leavers, Statistics

    A new analysis of school leaver destination statistics published by the Scottish Government reveals that the poverty-related attainment gap has begun to narrow over the past five years.

  • 10 April 2017
    News, Young People, Skills, Employment

    First Minister visits US ‘coding bootcamp’.

  • 7 April 2017
    News, Employment, Economy

    Employment in low carbon and renewables up by more than a third.

  • 3 April 2017
    News, Apprenticeship, School Leavers, NHS

    NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde in partnership with Developing the Young Workforce West, held a Modern Apprenticeship Information Event for secondary school pupils within West Dunbartonshire.

  • 31 March 2017
    News, Funding, Local Authority, Employment

    East Lothian Council has been approved a European Social Fund grant to administer a local Challenge Fund which will take forward projects in the East Lothian area.