Not everyone wants to head off to Uni and there’s a current skills shortage according to a third of small firms in Scotland. We need to help fill the skills shortage by creating an additional 10,000 apprenticeship starts every year by the end of parliament. In addition, we would like to work with businesses, supported by SQA to develop 10 skills academies across Scotland.
We would also like to see additional funding given to the college sector. It is important that the 152,000 cuts to college places are reversed to help redress the imbalance of vocational qualifications over academic routes.