The Scottish Funding Council (@ScotFundCouncil) has today (Tuesday 20 October) published the findings of Phase 1 of its review of colleges and universities. The Phase 1 Report recognises the vital role of Scotland’s colleges and universities in transforming lives, supplying a pipeline of talent, supporting economic and social renewal, and forging global networks but it also points to the need for change and for a mature conversation about their future so that their continued success and sustainability can be secured.
Pay Agreement Reached with EIS-FELA
Representatives for the college sector have welcomed a pay agreement with the Educational Institute of Scotland Further Education Lecturers’ Association (EIS-FELA), following a successful round of talks. The EIS-FELA had recommended to its members to accept a 2% consolidated pay increase for 2020-21 and lecturing staff have agreed to the deal.
New College Lanarkshire (@NCLanarkshire) and Dumfries and Galloway College (@DandGCollege) have been selected to be part of the @WorldSkillsUK Centre of Excellence in the first year, alongside a further 18 colleges from across the rest of the UK.
In the Scottish Parliament today (Wednesday), the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture, Fiona Hyslop MSP, provided further details on the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government, announced yesterday (Tuesday).