Skills are at the heart of Glasgow’s regional economic strategy. A highly skilled workforce is critical to the region’s economic success however the region currently has significant skills gaps and skills shortages, and high levels of skills under-utilisation. In 2020, there was estimated to be a skills shortage in nearly 62% of businesses in Scotland, and 59% of Scottish businesses said they struggled due to the skills shortage.
The nature of skills is changing, and businesses need to be ahead of these trends to ensure economic resilience and competitiveness. Job postings are remaining exceptionally high, as firms reporting they currently had vacancies, 86% said they were finding them difficult to fill, with a lack of skills or experience being the most common cause for the difficulty.
However, there are shortages in the supply of workers and businesses are increasing seeking to ‘Skill the Gap’ to meet their demands. The conference, Skill the Gap, held at the Riverside Campus of the City of Glasgow College will provide delegates with information from businesses and experts from across the region on how they are meeting demands in labour shortages, accessing funding and addressing the needs for future skills.
With a focus on practical solutions, Skill the Gap is designed to equip delegates with information that you can apply directly into their business.
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The full agenda for Skill the Gap