Employment

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 22nd June 2000.

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Photo of Mike Watson Mike Watson Labour

Question S1O-2005

To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to ensure that the local labour market has the necessary skills base to benefit from any increase in jobs in construction projects generated by both the Public/Private Partnership programme in Glasgow’s schools and the proposed housing stock transfer in Glasgow.

Photo of Henry McLeish Henry McLeish Labour

Glasgow City Council and Scottish Enterprise Glasgow are addressing this issue in order to maximise the employment and training benefits of these projects. Scottish Enterprise Glasgow are taking a proactive approach to the funding of training in the construction related trades.

The council is committed to providing 1,000 construction-based accredited training places in the current financial year and are working with employers and S4 pupils to encourage uptake of training in the construction industry.

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