Informed Scotland February 2015 – Learning & skills challenges

The word of the month was ‘challenge’. The Scottish Government’s new Scottish Attainment Challenge, based on the successful London Challenge, and the UKCES report Catch 16–24: Youth Employment Challenge, setting out how many employers value work experience but most don’t offer it.

Some significant developments to look out for this month include the new master’s for headship being developed by SCEL, and the first Invest in Young People Groups in the north east and Glasgow.

There are some detailed reports to delve into, including three on digital skills and employment from The House of Lords, BeIT Resourcing and Tech City, and the FSB’s fascinating report on home-based businesses.

A new guest blog is now online in our series featuring Informed Scotland subscribers. Many thanks to SCQF Partnership Chief Executive, Aileen Ponton, for The SCQF journey continues… following their recent major international conference.

Feedback that made us smile this month: ‘Informed Scotland is a fantastic idea – so much relevant information in one place – in a clear, handy format!’ Become an Informed Scotland subscriber to keep on top of all the developments. Email [email protected] to request a sample copy.

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