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New Head of the Skills for Life Strategy Unit Appointed

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The Skills for Life Strategy Unit at the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) has appointed a new Head of Unit – Neil Robertson

‘Educated in Edinburgh, Neil joined the construction industry before reading and tutoring Sociology at Edinburgh University.

Following a spell in youth work, specialising in training, research and addressing drugs misuse, he moved to the Scottish Further Education Unit to develop his interest in skills through a range of literacy and technology projects. Neil then worked with City & Guilds where he held management responsibilities in customer relations, quality assurance and product development.

Since January 2003, he has been Deputy Director responsible for skills development at the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

Neil is now in post and is responsible for Skills for Life policy in the DfES.’

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