Scottish policy context
for Growth: A Refresh of the Employability Framework for
Scotland was published in September 2012. In a
context of economic recovery, the document reflects how approaches
to employability have developed since 2006 and provides a clear
framework to strengthen our combined focus on jobs and growth. It
does so under the following themes, inspired by the four pillars of
our response to the Christie report on the Future Delivery of
- Strategy and Effective Leadership
- Better Integration and Partnership Working
- Towards Prevention - Tackling Inequality
- Improving Performance
The Scottish policy context is also informed by
the Young Workforce - Scotland's Youth Employment
Strategy (Dec 2014) Developing the Young Workforce -
Scotland's Youth Employment Strategy sets out how the Scottish
Government will implement the recommendations from the Commission
for Developing Scotland's Young Workforce.
for Jobs - Supporting Young Scots into Work: Scotland's Youth
Employment Strategy (June 2012) Giving young people the
chance to channel their talent, enthusiasm and energy into
sustainable and rewarding employment.
Opportunities for All - an
explicit commitment to an offer of a place in learning or training
to every 16-19 year old who is not currently in employment,
education or training. An implementation paper will be
published on this shortly.
Skills for Scotland: Accelerating the Recovery and
Increasing Sustainable Economic Growth - The Scottish
Government has refreshed the Skills for Scotland Strategy. This
refreshed Strategy makes clear the Scottish Government's commitment
to training and skills and sets out a flexible, responsive,
partnership approach to meeting Scotland's skills needs at a
crucial point in our economic recovery.
Achieving Our Potential: A Framework to tackle poverty and income
inequality in Scotland (2008) This Framework sets out
further priorities for action and investment to deliver improvement
in: reducing income inequalities; introducing longer-term; measures
to tackle poverty and the drivers of low income; supporting those
experiencing poverty or at risk of falling into poverty; making the
tax credits and benefits system work better for Scotland.