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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-18626: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 6 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the SCDI report, Automatic…For the People?.

Answered by: Ivan McKee 25 September 2018

The SCDI report “Automatic…For the People?” provides a helpful and well evidenced contribution to debate and policy on the pace of change of new technologies and their impacts on the Scottish economy and labour market. We are already responding to many of the issues and recommendations highlighted in the report through, for example, our investment in the National Manufacturing Institute for Scotland; our support for digital skills and commitment to providing superfast broadband to every home and business in Scotland; our STEM Strategy for improving education and training in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics across early years education, community learning and development, schools, colleges universities; and, working with trade unions and employers bodies, the establishment of a national retraining partnership to help workers and businesses prepare for future changes in their markets by enabling the workforce to upskill and retrain where necessary.