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ERIC Number: ED535364
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug-26
Pages: 37
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-7053-1870-9
Preparing Learners in Scotland's Colleges for Employment or Further Study. An Aspect Report on Provision in Scotland's Colleges by HM Inspectors on Behalf of the Scottish Funding Council
Education Scotland
Scotland's colleges have a wide-ranging mission. They meet the needs of a wide range of stakeholders, including individual learners, local communities, regional and national bodies and the national and international economies. That they meet all of these needs to a very large extent is testament to the commitment of the staff and Boards of Management in colleges. The Scottish Government has identified six key economic sectors, as well as the university sector, in its skills strategy, "Skills for Scotland": (1) financial and business services; (2) energy; (3) tourism; (4) life sciences; (5) food and drink; and (5) creative industries. This report will evaluate the extent to which Scotland's colleges are working to address the skills needs of these key economic sectors. Appended are: (1) Employment in Scotland 2009; (2) HMIE groupings of subject areas; (3) Enrolments by HMIE grouping 2005-6 to 2009-10; (4) Enrolment trends for selected programme groupings; and (5) Colleges involved in fieldwork for this report. A glossary of terms is included. (Contains 3 tables and 17 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Scotland
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)