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:

  • e-placement Scotland – a partnership with Edinburgh Napier University and ScotlandIS to deliver 750 industry placements over the next 3 years
  • 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:

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

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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