Call for ‘disruption council’ to manage new technology
Colleges like Napier University are helping to develop new skills
A ‘disruption council’ should be set up in Scotland to help business and their workforce manage technological change, according to a new report.
The proposed new body is one of 34 recommendations in ‘Upskilling Scotland: The Future of Skills and the Fourth Industrial Revolution’ which also calls for a devolved immigration system to help close skills gaps.
Other ideas include giving everyone in Scotland access to lifelong learning.
The report, produced by a group of experts led by SCDI and Skills Development Scotland, aims to equip the next generation of workers with the skills required.
It says a Scottish Disruption Council would manage social and economic disruption caused by technological change. It adds that a devolved immigration system would help companies import skilled labour.
An Upskilling & Lifelong Learning Fund would finance reskilling and upskilling opportunities at any stage of someone’s life or career.