Scotland's Educational and Cultural Future

Date: 1st February 2014
Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

The Scottish Parliament's Education and Culture Committee has launched a call for written evidence on Scotland's educational and cultural future following the Independence Referendum.

The inquiry will look at childcare and youth employability. In particular, the Committee is keen to hear views on:

  • The benefits to children, families and the wider economy of investing in childcare;
  • The planning, training and investment that would be required to bring about a transformation in childcare provision;
  • Whether the interaction between current UK and Scottish youth employability initiatives could be improved;
  • The extent to which youth employment could be boosted by: (a) a constitutional right to the opportunity of education, training or employment; and (b) the bringing together of job matching, employability training and career guidance.

The closing date for the call for evidence is Wednesday 5th March 2014. Oral evidence will commence on 18th March 2014.