Close the Gap weekly (3)
This week there is news on skills shortages, guidance from the EHRC and details of an event organised by WINNET8, a partnership project linking Scotland with Europe in tackling occupational segregation.
Tuesday 8 March 2011, 915pm-245pm, Surgeon's Hall, Edinburgh
Women represent 28% of business start-ups in Scotland. This event is for practitioners, managers and policy-makers who support business growth and wider enterprise and economic development initaitives. Speakers include Jim Mather Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism, Tanya Ewing, British Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 and Brian Smail, Business Gateway.
Scottish Investment Operations suggest that graduates are 'ill-equiped' to work in the sector.
Warnings over long term loss of roofers, masons, bricklayers to the sector.
The guides are for public authorities in England and for bodies with non-devolved functions in Scotland and Wales. Separate Codes and guidance on the equality duty will be available from the Commission for public authorities in Scotland (Mid-February) and in Wales (April) to coincide with the publication of the specific duty respective regulations.
The UKRC and WISE see this as a positive step to offering an integrated 'all-age' approach to tackling the challneges facing girls and women studying and working in SET.