Julia Belgutay

Deadline extension gives upskillers room to breathe

Businesses will have longer to apply for workforce fund after timescale concerns

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The Scottish government has confirmed the deadlines for its new fund to upskill the country’s workforce will be extended. This comes as the leader of a body representing businesses told Tes Scotland that the fund was too small and the timescale too tight to allow employers and colleges to work together.

Hugh Aitken, director of CBI Scotland, made his comments as an exclusive survey revealed that, while most colleges already have plans to develop tailor-made programmes for employers using this fund, they also have concerns whether the cap of £10,000 per employer is sufficient – with one even ...

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