Enhancing Scotland’s economic growth and social well-being has been a key aim of successive Scottish governments, and the recent economic strategy states a commitment to making Scotland a smarter, wealthier and fairer country. The Government’s Skills Strategy identifies further education colleges and universities as essential in the development of a highly qualified workforce, but surveys carried out by Futureskills Scotland have shown that employers are less inclined to use formal education provision, preferring to purchase bespoke training from private training providers.
The aim of this project is to examine the measures taken by colleges and trade unions to address the need to provide more flexible courses to encourage greater uptake of learning in the workplace.
Learning in and for businesses aims to:
Elisabet Weedon, Sheila Riddell, Matt McGovern
1st June 2008
31st May 2011
This article was published on Aug 21, 2012