Flexible upskilling opportunities need to be at the heart of Scotland’s economic recovery as we face changing skills needs in the coming decade. Factors like automation and other technological change had already put forth an urgent case for strengthening the skills system, but with the ongoing pandemic accelerating the pace of change, this has now become an even more pressing priority. The CIPD’s Skills to grow: the case for enhanced ILAs in Scotland report proposes enhanced individual learning accounts (ILAs) to be established and sets out a series of recommendations for policymakers in Scotland and beyond.
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