Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is “Scotland’s new skills body, bringing together four partner organisations with a shared vision to drive forward real, positive and sustained change in Scotland’s skills performance.” It brings together the expertise of Careers Scotland, key skills elements of the Scottish University for Industry, Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.
Lynne Haughton from Learning and Teaching Scotland, worked with the Glow team to provide two days of Glow training for SDS on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th June. The training took place in the classroom on floor seven of the Optima in Glasgow. Attendees came from across Scotland including Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles.
There were two aims for this training: for individuals to learn how to use Glow and for SDS to start building a community in Glow. The training went well and the next step is for individuals to build on what they know in their Local Authorities and use their skills to share ideas and network in Glow.
My job, now, is to create a presence in the National site with two Glow groups for SDS. The first will be for SDS staff only, in the Staffroom National Glow group. The other will be for all Glow users and it will be seen in the main list of National Glow groups. Look out for the Skills Development Scotland National Glow group which will be an important place to go to find out about careers and skills in Scotland.