Minister Beatriz Artolazabal discusses with the Government of Scotland initiatives for the promotion of quality youth employment
- Meeting with Derek MacKay, Vice President and Minister Secretary General of the Scottish Government for Finance and Economics; and with Jamie Hepburn, Minister of Enterprise, Fair Employment and Skills: how is the labor market in Scotland
- The Basque Minister visits Skills Development Scotland (SDS), a training agency dedicated to "contribute to the sustainable economic growth of Scotland through the provision of services of Economic Training Strategies"
Edinburgh 2019, 06, 19
The Minister of Employment and Social Policies of the Basque Government, Mrs. Beatriz Artolazabal, held a meeting with Derek MacKay, Vice President and Minister Secretary General of the Scottish Government for Finance, Economy and Fair Employment, and with Jamie Hepburn, Minister of Enterprise, Fair Employment and Skills. They have analyzed different aspects related to youth employment, gender equality in employment and employment of people with disabilities. Likewise, Susan Aitken, mayor-spokesperson of Glasgow, has detailed to the Basque Minister of Employment and Social Policies, the Inclusion Strategy of Glasgow and its Employment Programs, the Municipal Social Services, the keys to support for children and families and attention to the homeless.
Artolazabal has held several meetings today with various ministers of the Government of Scotland to analyze and share experiences in training for employment and quality youth employment. Jamie Hepburn, Minister of Enterprise, Fair Employment and Skills, explained how the labor market is in Scotland, what is the impact of digitization on employment, and various issues related to employability programs developed in Scotland.
The meetings, which also involve the Vice Ministers of the Basque Government, Marcos Muro, Lide Amilibia and Borja Belandia, are part of an agreement to exchange experiences signed between the Governments of Scotland and the Basque Country. The objective is the promotion and exchange of good practices and mutual learning in the field of labor market policies. In particular, the exchange of experiences on employment services, fair work, qualification and professional training. In addition, both autonomous governments promote mutual learning in the fields of youth employment and employment support for people with disabilities; and creating permanent collaboration channels.