Call for reform of education to help address skills shortage

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    As industry frets about a looming skills crisis, one business group says the education sector needs to learn from the oil and gas industry if it is to meet the needs of Scotland's young workforce.

    The Scottish Council for ­Development and Industry (SCDI) has said the Wood Commission's wide-ranging review of the crisis is a chance to drive through reform and innovation in schools and colleges - despite potential political turbulence ahead.

    Chief executive Ross Martin said: "It gives at least the opportunity for stability, through the next three years of potentially quite dramatic political transition, with the referendum, UK, Scottish and local elections."

    Period11 Aug 2014

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