Date lodged: 27 January 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that Skills Development Scotland works in partnership with devolved employability programmes.
Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 3 February 2017
As Scotland’s national skills body, Skills Development Scotland (SDS) will continue to play an important role in supporting individuals towards and into work. SDS is a key partner in delivery of the 2017 transitional employment services, managing Work Able Scotland which will support to up to 1,500 people with health conditions who want to enter work. More generally, the Scottish Government will continue to engage SDS in both the on-going development of Scotland’s employment services, including the alignment and integration agenda, through representation on both Scotland’s Devolved Employment Services Advisory Group and the Integration and Alignment Advisory Group.