We work with a wide range of national and
local partners to improve, align and integrate our services for
We work with local authorities and Community Planning
Partnerships (CPPs) to ensure that our national offers are
translated into a local context. Our contributions to local
outcomes are captured through CPP Single Outcome Agreements and
Youth Employment Activity Plans.
At a national level, our joint management of the Skills
Committee with the Scottish Funding Council, and our membership of
the Strategic Forum, led by the Scottish Government, provide
opportunities to inform and shape the skills and learning system so
that it meets the needs of Scotland's people and businesses. Our
Chair represents SDS on the Scottish Employability Forum to support
developments in the employability of Scotland's young people.
We collaborate closely with partners to embed career management
skills in their services. For example, we launched a 'Partner Zone'
on My World of Work, providing additional
support for teachers delivering Curriculum for Excellence through
ready-made activities that aim to encourage use of My World of Work
in the classroom. It was developed in consultation with 23 partners
across Scotland, including teaching and support staff in schools
and colleges, training providers, youth workers and community
learning and development staff.
We work closely with Industry Leadership Groups, Sector Skills
Councils and other employer representative bodies to develop Skills
Investment and Action Plans to maximise skills opportunities in
sectors offering growth potential.
Working with partners to share information and help young