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The Scottish Council for Development & Industry (SCDI) is an independent and inclusive economic development network which seeks to influence and inspire Government and key stakeholders with our ambitious vision to create sustainable economic growth for Scotland. SCDI's diverse and influential membership forms a gathering of knowledge, experience and talent which provides a dynamic and creative force for change.

Monday 18 May 2015, 10.00 - 15.00: Glasgow

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SCDI SKILLS SUMMIT 2015 - CREATING ENVIRONMENTS FOR FLOURISHING SKILLS:
NATIONAL, REGIONAL & ORGANISATIONAL STRATEGIES FOR GROWTH

SCDI is working in partnership with Skills Development Scotland to deliver the 'Creating Environments for Flourishing Skills: National, Regional & Organisational Strategies for Growth' Skills Summit on Monday 18 May 2015 in Glasgow.

The Summit will launch Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2015, which will also mark one year since the publication of the Wood Commission's 'Education Working For All' recommendations. The Summit will therefore provide an opportunity to reflect on the aim of these recommendations - to create a skills system which values vocational learning and allow business to meet skills and growth requirements - to take stock of progress towards this ambition, and to share the learning which has been developed through this process. 

Speakers at the event will include:
- Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work, Skills & Training, The Scottish Government
- Damien Yeates, Chief Executive, Skills Development Scotland
- Janet McCauslin MBE, Director - Projects, Fife College
 - Adrian Barrett, HR Business Partner - Emerging Talent, Amey

While the themes explored will include:
- Scotland's Skills Journey - Great Achievements, Bold Ambitions
- Enriching Education - Engaging Employers & Improving Outcomes
- Getting Down To Business - Securing Skills For Success.

To request Skills Summit delegate place(s), or for further information, please contact claire.miller@scdi.org.uk  Please note that there is no charge to attend this Skills Summit, but places MUST be registered in advance.

VENUE: This event will take place at the recently-opened University of Strathclyde Technology & Innovation Centre, 99 George Street, Glasgow G1 1RD. The venue is easily accessible from both Glasgow Queen Street and Central Stations. For more information on the location please click here.

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