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Skills for Scotland: Accelerating the Recovery and Increasing Sustainable Economic Growth

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APPENDIX - REALISING OUR AMBITIONS FOR SKILLS IN SCOTLAND

Skills Priority

1. Empower all of Scotland's people to ensure they have the right advice, support and opportunities to acquire the skills and attributes to both contribute to and benefit from future economic success

2. Support employers by better understanding and assessing the skills they need for future success, and ensuring that the supply of skills, training and qualifications can be responsive to these needs

Supporting Purpose Targets

Supporting Purpose Targets

Growth

Productivity

Participation

Solidarity

Cohesion

Growth

Productivity

Participation

Cohesion

Key Actions

Key Actions

Invest £1.77 billion in further and higher education in 2010-11

Ensure college programmes are responsive to local economic need

Provide over 40,000 training opportunities in 2010-11

Roll-out 16+ Learning Choices by December 2010

Support the long-term unemployed to enter the labour market

Integrate employment and skills services

Supporting the role of the Community Planning Partnerships

Improve learning opportunities for offenders, particularly women who have difficulties in accessing gender specific services

Provide 5,000 flexible training places in 2010-11 to respond to business needs

Ensure Sector Skills Councils and Industry Advisory Groups work together to advise on the future skills needs of businesses

Ensure the key sectors have access to skills they need for growth

Invest in colleges to provide intermediate and higher level skills

Invest in universities to provide higher level skills and further develop research and knowledge exchange with Scottish businesses

Promote leadership development among Scottish businesses through the Enterprise Agencies

Stronger promotion of workforce development.

What we want to achieve

What we want to achieve

Higher qualification levels for young and older people

Increased levels of employability for young people

Higher rates of engagement with employment and skills services

Higher employment rates for hard to reach groups and areas of disadvantage

Reduction in the number of working age people with severe literacy and numeracy problems

Increase in post-16 learning

Reduction in reconviction rates

Improved productivity

More employer investment in skills and more and better jobs

Reduction in skills gaps and skills shortages reported by employers

More ambitious, progressive and innovative leadership and management

More high skilled, high productivity, healthy workplaces that enable people to develop and use their skills effectively

Increased flexibility in skills to respond to new economic challenges and opportunities

Improved commercialisation of research and development

Improved productivity, innovation and growth

Supporting National Outcomes

Supporting National Outcomes

We realise our full economic potential with more and better employment opportunities for our people

We are better educated, more skilled and more successful, renowned for our research and innovation

Our young people are successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens

We live longer, healthier lives

We have tackled the significant inequalities in Scottish society

We have improved the life chances for children, young people and families at risk

We have strong, resilient and supportive communities where people take responsibility for their own actions and how they affect others

We live in a Scotland that is the most attractive place for doing business in Europe

We realise our full economic potential with more and better employment opportunities for our people

We are better educated, more skilled and more successful, renowned for our research and innovation

We live in well designed, sustainable places where we are able to access the amenities and services we need

Our public services are high quality, continually improving, efficient and responsive to local people's needs

Skills Priority

3. Deliver a more coherent and easy to understand skills system, ensuring that the primary focus of skills and training provision is on giving individuals and employers the skills support, advice and opportunities that are right for them at the right time to achieve success for themselves and for the economy

4. Strengthen partnerships and collaborative working to reduce duplication and improve the sharing of services and integration of activities

Supporting Purpose Targets

Supporting Purpose Targets

Growth

Productivity

Participation

Solidarity

Cohesion

Growth

Productivity

Participation

Cohesion

Sustainability

Key Actions

Key Actions

Develop a "no wrong door" approach within SDS and other public sector agencies for skills support and services for both individuals and employers

Roll-out an integrated employment and skills service

Redesigning the delivery of careers services to help people make informed decisions about their future learning and career pathways in ways that best suit their individual needs

Develop an e-prospectus by December 2010

Examine options for further simplification of funding employability and skills support at the local level

Renewed focus from SDS on improving local service provision

Improve partnerships between colleges and local businesses ensuring learning programmes are aligned with local economic needs and opportunities

Promote increased university research collaboration and international links

Work with employers to strengthen partnerships and collective action to increase workforce development and effective skills use

Support the role of the Community Planning Partnerships

Host an annual skills and training summit to engage with businesses, the third sector and other key partners

What we want to achieve

What we want to achieve

Higher skill level of workforce to match the job opportunities in Scotland

Higher rates of individual and employer engagement with skills services

Better outcomes from engagement with skills services for individuals and employers

Increased flexibility in skills provision to respond to new economic challenges and opportunities

Improved public sector efficiency

More and better jobs

Improved productivity and growth

More efficient skills services which are responsive to local needs

More employers investing in workforce development and greater skills use

Improved levels and use of leadership and management skills

Improved knowledge transfer from research activity in universities

Improved public sector efficiency

Reduction in our overall ecological footprint

Improved productivity, innovation and growth

More and better jobs

Supporting National Outcomes

Supporting National Outcomes

We live in a Scotland that is the most attractive place for doing business in Europe

We realise our full economic potential with more and better employment opportunities for our people

We are better educated, more skilled and more successful, renowned for our research and innovation

Our young people are successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens

We live in well designed, sustainable places where we are able to access the amenities and services we need

We reduce the local and global environmental impact of our consumption and production

Our public services are high quality, continually improving, efficient and responsive to local people's needs.

We live in a Scotland that is the most attractive place for doing business in Europe

We realise our full economic potential with more and better employment opportunities for our people

We are better educated, more skilled and more successful, renowned for our research and innovation

We have strong, resilient and supportive communities where people take responsibility for their own actions and how they affect others

We reduce the local and global environmental impact of our consumption and production

Our public services are high quality, continually improving, efficient and responsive to local people's needs