Working with Scotland’s business community to raise awareness and capacity to compete for the many opportunities generated by major events in Scotland, in the run up to the Glasgow 2014 Games and beyond.
Using the Games and other major events to showcase Scotland’s goods and services, and to build strong relationships with international markets. Improving Scotland’s reputation as an excellent place to do business.
Offering a range of activity capitalising on the year of 2014 to showcase Scotland’s outstanding produce to the world.
An employability programme combining volunteering and training opportunities for up to 1,000 young people aged 16 to 24 across Scotland. Many of the volunteering opportunities tap into sporting and cultural events that Scotland is hosting between 2013 and 2015.
Supporting up to 1,550 Employer Recruitment Incentive (ERI) payments to employers. Delivered by Skills Development Scotland, the £1,500 ERI payments will help employers take on a 16-19 year old in a sports or events-related modern apprenticeship.
Providing security training and licences for Further and Higher Education students across Scotland.
Provided hands-on training in live broadcast, creative pro-duction and technology skills to up to 600 students across Scotland, and giving up to 200 Games-time experience.
Supporting 65 disadvantaged young people over 18 months through a number of projects in their local communities, serv-ing as a springboard to employment, education or training.
Thousands of clyde-siders were recruited and trained by the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee to help deliver the successful Games.
Using the staging of a successful Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games to help Glasgow and Scotland secure more high-profile national and international events.
Using the Games and other major events in Scotland during 2014 to encourage more tourists and ensure they receive great customer service.