The CDN team and Board are excited to publish our new and ambitious Strategic Framework, setting out the organisation’s aims and objectives for the next three years.

This Framework is the result of months of consultation and sets out five key Outcomes, through which we will realise our mission to support the college and skills system in driving success for students, their wider communities and regional economies.

We will phase our strategic planning over the coming three years to ensure our Outcomes are achieved. As we support staff and students to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, and work with colleges to play their part in Scotland’s economic revival by providing people with the skills employers need, there are some objectives we will particularly focus on in the coming 2020-21 academic session, including:

1. Supporting the learning workforce to develop excellent digital skills
2. Promoting systems leadership development opportunities across the sector
3. Developing collaborative research and enquiry programmes focused on recovery and practical innovation in education and skills
4. Ensuring that tackling the climate emergency and building a sustainable economy is at the heart of the post-Covid strategy

Jim Metcalfe, Chief Executive of CDN said:

‘We would like to thank the hundreds of college staff and students, agency partners, and stakeholders from across the education sector and beyond for helping identify where CDN can best maximise its impact. We are particularly grateful to our strategic partners at the Scottish Funding Council and Scottish Government for supporting the consultation and providing funding to enable these objectives to be implemented.’

You can read CDN’s Strategic Framework 2020-23 here.

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