CBI Scotland Annual Lunch
CBI President Paul Drechsler on education and skills
.@Drechsler_Paul has been the CBI President since the Summer of 2015. He has previously held roles with ICI and the Bibby Line Group. Read his full bio here
OUr strategic Partner is
Skills Development Scotland
Amazingly - at the moment, the most deprived 20% of pupils reach just half the level of attainment of the least deprived 20% of pupils.
Deputy First Minister John Swinney, having taken on the Education and Skills brief has announced a Summit to make progress on this.
Part of an effort to listen to views on the education system. I think that's great. @Drechsler_Paul
As business leaders, we have a responsibility to the next generation. And breaking down the walls between education means firms must step up and get involved. @Drechsler_Paul
Breaking down the walls between work and learning means creating great, quality apprenticeships. @Drechsler_Paul
And here in Scotland - we've called for a new business-led board to provide Skills Development Scotland with strategic advice.
So we welcome CBI's place on the Scottish Apprenticeship Advisory Board. Led by employers, it will help bring industry, education and the public sector closer together. @Drechsler_Paul