e-skills UK in Scotland

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Boosting IT skills across the nation

Boosting IT skills across the nation

e-skills UK is working with employers and key stakeholders, including the Scottish Government, Skills Development Scotland and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, to make sure Scotland has the skills it needs to compete in the global digital economy.

Actions we’re taking to do this include:

  • BigAmbition Scotland - a new technology careers website backed by major Scottish employers including Oracle, Logica, Iomart and the Scottish Government.
  • Modern Apprenticeships - we develop the frameworks for Information and Communication Technologies Professionals

These and other initiatives are  outlined in our 5-year strategic plan: Creating the IT Nation: Strategic Plan for Scotland 2009-2014 PDF 799MB 

The plan is based on our Technology Insights research.

The Employer Board for Scotland: boosting IT Skills

The e-skills UK Employer Board for Scotland is in charge of making sure Scotland gets technology skills it needs to succeed.

The Board comprises:

  • Caroline Stuart, chairman – Director, Oracle Scotland
  • Jim Preston – Vice President, Global Contracts, BT Global Services, BT Group
  • Robert Campbell – Account Manager, CGI
  • Donald McLaughlin – Director & Country Manager, Cisco
  • Andy Hamilton – Managing Director, CompanyNet
  • Michael Kowbel – Scotland Manager, e-skills UK
  • David Cameron – Business Development Executive, HP Enterprise Services Scotland
  • Gillian Docherty – IBM Scotland Territory Leader
  • Phil Worms – Director, Corporate Communications, Iomart Group PLC
  • Steven Grier – Education Business Manager, Microsoft
  • Anne Moises – Chief Information Officer, ISIS, Scottish Government
  • Polly Purvis – Executive Director, Scotland IS
  • Alastair Dutton – Head of Technology, SCVO
  • Kay Brown – Head of Information Technology, South Lanarkshire Council  

Manager for Scotland

To find out more about e-skills UK programmes in Scotland, e-mail michael.kowbel@e-skills.com or john.pritchard@e-skills.com

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