Welcome to the January 2020 edition of the Employability in Scotland e-bulletin.
Welcome to 2020! There has been lots happening across employability once again this month, and we would like to share some of those highlights with you.
Working in Partnership to deliver No One Left Behind
In December 2019, Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Business Fair Work and Skills and Councillor Kelly Parry, COSLA Spokesperson for Communities and Wellbeing issued a joint update on the work that Scottish and Local Government and partners have undertaken since the signing of the Partnership Working Agreement for Employability in December 2018. A copy of the partnership update can be found at: Partnership Update.
Fair Work Convention Event
What does fair work mean to you? If you don’t know, do know, or just fancy a cuppa (tea, coffee or water) and some biscuits, come along to this event in Edinburgh on 12th February where you will be able to meet the Fair Work Convention.
The event will give you the opportunity to hear from advocates for Fair Work across Scotland, ask questions and participate in an open discussion. The Convention are keen to hear the views of Scotland’s public on all aspects of fair work. If you would like to ask your questions anonymously, or ahead of time, we will give you the opportunity to do that too, so don’t worry about speaking on the day if you don’t want to!
By 2025, the Scottish Government want to be world leading in the Fair Work Agenda, and by talking to you, hearing your views, we are able to help to make this vision a reality. The event is free to attend, but you will need to register on Eventbrite.
Developing the Young Workforce: Fifth Annual Progress Report 2018-2019
This fifth annual report of developing the young workforce published on 19 December 2019. It covers the academic year 2018 to 2019 and highlights early progress made in the first part of academic year 2019-2020. A copy of the report is available through the following link, where you can find out more on efforts to support young people into the world of work and how the partnership approach has been internationally recognised by the World Future Council.
Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2020
This year, Scottish Apprenticeship Week takes place from 2 – 6 March and is an opportunity to celebrate the diversity that makes work-based learning good for individuals, employers and the economy. Co-ordinated by Skills Development Scotland, the campaign theme is ‘Talent Without Limits’ and during the week, activities and events will take place up and down the country.
You can find out more on the Apprenticeships.scot website