2020 - 4th Annual Summit on Employability
The 4th Annual Summit on Employability was held on Wednesday 5th
February 2020 at the South Hall, Edinburgh University. The theme
for the day was 'The Collective approach to Fairness,
Health and Wellbeing in Scotland's Employment
The summit was chaired by Professor Colin Lindsay, University of
Strathclyde and was jointly hosted by the Scottish Government (SG),
the Scottish Local Authorities Economic Development Group (SLAED),
and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA).
- Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Buisiness, Fair Work and
- Councillor Kelly Parry, CoSLA Spokesperson for Community
- Gavin Gray, Deputy Director for Employability, Scottish
- Douglas White, Head of Advocacy, Carnegie Trust and Poverty and
- Anna Fowlie, Chief Executive Officer, Scottish Council for
- Dr. Catriona Macaulay, Chief Design Officer, Scottish
In recognition of the first of its kind Partnership Working
Agreement for Employability that was signed by Scottish Ministers
and COSLA Leaders at the previous event; this joint summit reflects
the ongoing mutual commitment to the National Performance Framework
and ambitions of eradicating child poverty and sustaining strong
national and local labour markets.
The programme for the summit recognises the need for a truly
collective and collaborative approach which puts the needs of
people at the centre of our planning, development and delivery of
employability services in Scotland.
A copy of the speakers presentations can be found in the related
media section of this page.