September 28th 2017 | Sheraton Hotel, Edinburgh

About the event


Apprenticeships inside

The Future of Apprenticeships and Training: Tackling Scotland’s Skills Gaps

With the recent introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy the Scottish Government have committed to a distinct approach to apprenticeships and wider skills development in order to drive closer engagement with industry and enhance productivity and economic growth.

To ensure employers can tackle skills gaps and meet training needs a £10m Flexible Workforce Development Fund will be introduced from autumn 2017. 

With pressing skills gaps in many growth sectors across Scotland including STEM and Digital, Tourism and Heritage and Health and Social Care, skills providers must ensure they are meeting skills demand and creating opportunities for the young future workforce but also for up-skilling and re-skilling the current workforce.   

Industry engagement must be at the heart of future priorities for the skills system and collaborative working between industry, training providers and education institutions will ensure that apprenticeships and training delivers the right skills at the right time for different learners.

Join Holyrood on the 28th of September to hear from our exciting speaker line up about the latest developments in the apprenticeships and skills policy landscape, to examine the key opportunities and challenges ahead for the skills system and to share learning around examples of good practice from across Scotland. 

Why you should attend:

  • Ensure you are up-to-date with the latest developments in the changing landscape of apprenticeships and training in Scotland
  • Consider key challenges facing educators, skills providers and industry and how these can be overcome
  • Assess the future role of apprenticeships and training and how to tackle skills gaps at organisational and sectoral levels