Skills Development Scotland is the national skills body supporting the people and businesses of Scotland to develop and apply their skills.
Their support for employers includes tailored skills advice and funding for workforce development, including Modern Apprenticeships. They also provide careers information, advice and guidance, and work-based training programmes aimed at building the career management skills that will enable them to thrive in a changing economy.
Working with their partners they are forging strong relationships between enterprise and the providers of education and training. They are focusing on improving the response of education and training to the needs of industry by more closely matching educational provision to need at a regional level. This includes championing the wide range of pathways into work, ensuring each route is recognised and valued, while supporting inclusion and diversity in fair and productive workplaces.