The Institute of Directors in Scotland warmly welcomes the World Scots Campaign. In these challenging economic times it is all the more important for Scots to look at the Global stage for business opportunities.
The earlier this thinking starts the better.
Scots have traditionally contributed to all aspects of life around the world - commercial and civic. Never has there been a time when this is more required.
Let's all be World Scots.
David Watt, Executive Director of the Institute of Directors (IoD) Scotland
Opening doors for young people to access opportunities overseas and encouraging youth mobility are key dimensions of Young Scot’s work. Young people can already use our services to find out information on European programmes and use their Young Scot NEC card to access over 100,000 discounts in 38 countries.
“also know that youth mobility broadens horizons and gives young people new skills and competencies which make them more confident, more active and, crucially at this time, more employable global citizens.
Any programme which recognises the value of supporting young people to experience cultures and communities across the world is something that Young Scot would support.
Louise Macdonald, Chief Executive, Young Scot
NUS Scotland starts from the premise that international mobility is a huge advantage for students, for our society and for Scotland’s economy. NUS Scotland has had the privilege of working with the British Council for a number of years now in this field and continue to do so with the Developing Scotland's Global Citizens project.
Through our work, we are acutely aware that that the skills and confidence that international study can bring are hugely beneficial in themselves. We also know from recent surveys that UK employers are increasingly looking for global graduates when it comes to recruiting. With Scottish graduate unemployment and underemployment at incredibly worrying levels it has never been more pressing for students to enhance their employability.
We at NUS Scotland firmly believe that these measures, if delivered in partnership with Scottish business, will enhance employability for our students in the 21st century, by helping to create culturally competent ‘global graduates’.
Robin Parker, President, NUS Scotland