Working with employers and industry leadership groups, Skills Development Scotland has produced Skills Investment Plans. Each of these focuses on a growth sector. Find out what we're doing to make sure your industry has the talented people it needs to grow. And, discover how you can make the most of the opportunities ahead.
The chemical sciences industry employs almost 9,000 people across 230 firms, with 70,000 more in related services. The Skills Investment Plan (SIP) for Chemical Sciences was published in October 2014.
The construction industry counts for almost 7% of all Scottish employment. The Skills Investment Plan (SIP) for Construction was published in March 2015.
The Skills Investment Plan for the Creative industries was published in June 2015. It identified key skills issues including the need to develop leadership and business skills within the industry.
The Skills Investment Plan for Engineering was published in August 2014. One of the key themes identified was the need to make the skills supply more responsive.
The financial services sector employs 86,000 people with employment in the industry on a steady upward trend. The latest Skills Investment Plan was published in November 2016.
Scotland's food and drink sector accounts for 6% of the Scottish economy. The 2017 Skills Investment Plan aims to set out the key priorities going forward.
The prospectus outlines the current state of the early learning and childcare sector, identifying skills gaps and opportunities for future growth. Next steps include the creation of a full Skills Investment Plan for the sector.
The Skills Investment Plan for ICT and Digital Technologies was published in March 2014. A key issue it set out was the need to raise the profile of the ICT and digital technology sector and careers.
Tourism continues to be a growth sector in Scotland contributing £3.7bn to the Scottish economy in 2014. The latest Skills Investment Plan was published in September 2016.
The Scottish life sciences industry is aiming to double its economic contribution to £6.2bn by 2020. The Skills Investment Plan for Life Sciences was published in April 2014.
The Energy SIP was first produced in 2011 and it identified a set of skills priorities including making the sector attractive to young people.
The region accounts for 9% of Scottish jobs but one of the biggest challenges is the retention and attraction of working age people to the area.
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