Upskilling, Reskilling and the Young Person’s Guarantee

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With a keynote address from Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Higher Education and Further Education, Youth Employment and Training at the Scottish Government

The Young Person’s Guarantee was launched in November 2020 by the Scottish Government with the intention that within two years, every person aged between 16 and 24 would have the opportunity to study, volunteer or take up an apprenticeship, job or work experience.  

One year on, this event will offer interested stakeholders the chance to assess the implementation of the Young Person’s Guarantee in relation to its intended outcomes and discuss what more needs to be done in its second year.  

However, the pandemic has not only restricted opportunities for young people to develop their skills. It has led to redundancies, prolonged periods of furlough and uncertainty about the viability of certain sectors. Sessions will, therefore, also explore how we can support those looking to upskill or reskill and, more widely, how we can better align our skills and education sector with our economic and environmental priorities 

For more information on the Young Person’s Guarantee visit the website.

You can also view our previous related webinar, The Open University in Scotland: Building an Inclusive Economic Recovery, online now.

This event is CPD certified in principle

Marie Hendry Headshot
Marie Hendry
The Open University in Scotland 
Shelagh Green Headshot
Shelagh Green
University of Edinburgh
Aran Prince-Tappé
YPG Youth Leadership Panel
Emma May Miller headshot
Emma-May Millar
YPG Youth Leadership Panel
Claudia Rowse Headshot
Claudia Rowse
NatureScot
Paul Little, CEO, City of Glasgow College
Paul Little
City of Glasgow College
Responsible for overall strategic planning and ensuring the course portfolio remains relevant and of a consistently high quality. 
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Chair: Grahame Smith
Enterprise and Skills Strategic Board
Andrea Macdonald
NHS Lothian
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Jamie Hepburn MSP
The Scottish Government
James Russell
Skills Development Scotland
Marc Strathie
ScotlandIS
Sandy Begbie
Scottish Financial Enterprise

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