Employability and Enterprise
Employability and enterprise is a key part of the Joint Skills Committee of SFC and Skills Development Scotland (SDS). This includes improving the job prospects for Scotland’s young people, college and university graduates.
Skills Investment Plans and Regional Skills Assessments
Skills Investment Plans (SIPs) help colleges and universities plan the courses they provide. They are developed by SDS, in partnership with SFC and employers, and show the skills demand, current courses provided and challenges of particular industries.
Regional Skills Assessments (RSAs) help us and our partners plan strategic investments in skills. They look at areas such as economic performance, workforce profile, skills supply and education and training in each area. Colleges use them to plan which courses to provide. They are developed by SDS, in partnership with SFC, Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Local Authorities Economic Development groups.
Employability and Enterprise Projects
Learning to Work was set-up in 2004 to support colleges and universities to improve student employability, which led to our refreshed employability strategy, Learning to Work 2. We set up placement projects and an employability forum with our strategic funding.
An external evaluation, Learning to Work 2 Final Report was published in 2014.
Placement projects currently funded through SFC Strategic Funds include:
The Scottish Institute for Enterprise promotes and supports enterprise and entrepreneurship in Scotland's students.
The Young Enterprise Scotland Bridge 2 Business programme inspires, connects and supports college students into business.