The IPPR Scotland report, Equipping Scotland for the Future, outlines 10 “key challenges” centred around “productivity, progression and pay, and, more generally, economic growth”.

Journalist, Scott McCulloch, Daily Record is reporting that skills training in Scotland faces a number of challenges in meeting changing needs of the labour market, according to a report from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Scotland.

The IPPR Scotland report, Equipping Scotland for the Future, outlines 10 “key challenges” centred around “productivity, progression and pay, and, more generally, economic growth”. The think-tank warns Scotland will need to change the way it develops workers skills in order to meet challenges in the longer term.

The key challenges identified include funding skills training, addressing current weaknesses in the economy, responding to the pace of change, the shift in demand in the labour market, globalisation, Brexit, migration, automation and longer working lives.

Other challenges for future skills development outlined in the research include promoting a high-skill business model among employers, transferring learning, and producing “technologically-savvy learners and employees”.

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