Holyrood Magazine Skills & Apprenticeships supplement / 27 February 2017

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The Scottish Government skills agenda: including interview with Employability and Training Minister Jamie Hepburn, the apprenticeship levy, restructuring in the college sector, and work-based pathways. 


4 Briefing

Apprenticeship week 2017 in parliament, new chair for Colleges Scotland


8 Overview: Scotland’s future workforce

How the Scottish Government aims to build the skills base


12 Interview: Jamie Hepburn MSP

The Minister for Employability and Training on plugging the skills gaps, overcoming gender stereotypes and the challenges posed by Brexit


15 Comment: scottish qualifications authority

John McMorris, Director of Business Development at SQA, on supporting Modern Apprenticeships


16 Q&A: Principal of Heriot-Watt University

SDS Chief Executive Damien Yeates talks to Heriot-Watt University Principal Professor Richard A. Williams OBE about the potential of work- based learning and new apprenticeships


17 Comment: Wheatley Group

Martin Armstrong, Chief Executive of Wheatley Group, on how training opportunities can be a springboard to a better life


18 Focus: Apprenticeships levy

The Scottish Government announced last month how it intends to use the UK-wide apprenticeship levy


19 Comment:  Princes Trust

Allan Watt, Director of The Prince’s Trust Scotland, on supporting more pathways to apprenticeships


20 Focus: Colleges

Five years on, the college sector is still coming to terms with restructuring


21 Comment: Forth Valley College

Dr Ken Thomson, Principal of Forth Valley College, on driving the STEM agenda forward and ‘Making Learning Work’


22 Parliamentary sketch

A Scottish Parliament debate on physical literacy descends into a race to gain rugby ace Kenny Logan’s approval

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