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Best place to start is at the top;Lifelong learning

RAISING skill levels among company managers and leaders would stimulate demand for learning and training more than anything else, the Scottish Parliament's enterprise and lifelong learning committee has heard.

Jean Hamilton of the Institution of Economic Development in Scotland also suggested a comprehensive advice and guidance service to match the skill needs of companies and employees.

"Currently, advice and guidance is restricted to young people coming through the careers service," Ms Hamilton said. "Adult guidance is broadly restricted to those who are unemployed. There is nothing out there for those who are in employment."

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