Skills is one of the three focus areas of the EDAS Route Map for Common Ambition policy analysis framework.

The EDAS Skills Group, chaired by Ishabel Bremner, Economic Development Manager of Argyll and Bute Council, focused on workforce development, especially around the themes of underemployment and equity in employment. Events were held to examine each of these topics, and the group formulated the key messages and findings emerging from of these activities. The work of the Skills Group also contributed to EDAS' presentation on underemployment to the Scottish Parliament's Cross Party Group on Skills on Thursday 4 February. 


Event Report: Equity and Employment in the Scottish Labour Market 

On Friday 26th February a series of expert speakers were invited to present the latest research and case studies on equity in the Scottish labour market, and what more can be done to guarantee inclusive and equitable employment. The event was hosted by Ingeus at their Edinburgh office.

A report from the event, including presentations for download, can now be read at EDAS' Storify account here


Event Report: Underemployment and Workforce Planning in Scotland 6 November 2015

On Friday 6 November Professor Ewart Keep (Oxford University), Ed Monaghan (CEO MacTaggart and Mickel) and Ishabel Bremner (EDAS) presented at EDAS' event on underemployment and workforce planning in Scotland. Powerpoint slides are available to download in the report.  Read Storify report here


Workshop: Skills Planning – using evidence to inform the Scottish skills system

On Tuesday 19 May 2015, EDAS held the Practical Application of Skills Investment Plans and Regional Skills Assessments workshop, run in collaboration with Skills Development Scotland. You can see the presentation by Chris Brodie of SDS from the event here.