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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1709: tabled on 16 October 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 18 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the publication of the Our Workforce, Our Future report by West College Scotland; notes that the report contains the findings of the West of Scotland Skills Survey 2018, the first research of its kind to be conducted by a college or university in Scotland; further notes that 231 organisations, employing more than 65,000 people, in and around the West of Scotland responded to the College's survey, including SMEs, well-known regional organisations and FTSE-100 listed companies; acknowledges that among the College's key findings is that employers reported workforce planning as the number one challenge they face and that the skills gap was identified as the single biggest barrier to growth; understands that the College will use the findings of its research to inform their work to futureproof its curriculum and employer engagement; and commends West College Scotland for its efforts to remain responsive to the needs of industry and to best prepare its students with the skills to succeed in the ever-changing world of work.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.