The Skills Scotland events are held in three key locations – Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow aiming to close the gap between the workplace and the classroom by linking industry with education.
Connecting young people with careers, jobs, skills and apprenticeship opportunities, Skills Scotland is aimed at students aged S4 and above.
In each region schools, colleges, youth and community groups are
invited to attend with free entry for students and teachers with
access to a travel bursary fund. All events are also open to parents
and carers with a dedicated evening opening session in Glasgow.
Skills Scotland offers an immediate way for industry to influence and
educate the next generation of talent, supporting recommendations
from the Wood report and offering solutions to issues such as youth
unemployment and the growing industry skills gaps.
Across the series over 170 educational establishments will meet with
in excess of 120 exhibitors to learn about recruitment, learning and
training opportunities. Each show is a one stop shop for young
people to discover what’s next and meet with a variety of exhibitors
face to face including regional and national employers, colleges and
universities plus training providers and other career or sector specific organisations.
Access the events flyer here: SScot17ExhibitorBrochureDIGITAL
The CDN Emporium 2016: Inspiring Ideas will take place 01 to 17 June, offering a fortnight of thought-provoking and practical workshops, seminars and activities at our offices in Scotland and in colleges across Scotland.
This year the CDN Emporium will explore ‘Developing the Workforce’ as a theme, focusing firmly on the current needs and challenges facing colleges.
The Emporium creates opportunities to:
- share inspiring practices and success stories from Colleges, Employers and Students
- lead and discuss inspiring ideas that shape a transforming workforce development agenda.
What innovative (partnership) plans do you have to continue the implementation of DYW? Share your ideas on the Emporium Padlet.
You can view the full programme and register for events at: http://www.collegedevelopmentnetwork.ac.uk/emporium/
Don’t miss out, book now as our Emporium events fill up very quickly.
The Education Scotland DYW Skills Team have developed a new Self-evaluation guide FINAL along with the HM College Inspection team. This self-evaluation guide has been created for school and college senior managers, practitioners, guidance and support staff to assist quality enhancement as part of the ongoing analysis of partnerships between schools and colleges. It is hoped that this will strengthen working relationships and planning and delivery structures, improve and diversify programmes on offer, and increase recruitment, retention, achievement and progression. This guide may be used for planning with schools and colleges in tandem, or in conjunction with other stakeholders as part of a comprehensive plan. The five sections include challenge questions and identification of strengths and areas for improvement. Each question is referenced against the most relevant quality indicators of: HGIOS4, Quality Framework for the External Review of Scotland’s Colleges and Developing the Young Workforce Recommendations.
The CDN Emporium 2016: Inspiring Ideas will take place throughout June, offering a week of thought-provoking and practical workshops, seminars and activities at our offices in Stirling and in colleges across Scotland.
This year the CDN Emporium will explore ‘Developing the Workforce’ as a theme. This is an opportunity for you to share your inspiring ideas across the sector and beyond! We are looking for event proposals that connect to our theme of ‘Developing the Workforce’ and which align with our vision of ‘Leading, Creating and Sharing.’ Success stories related to STEM curriculum areas, Employer Engagement and School College Partnerships are particularly welcome. Tell us about your event proposal in no more than 400 words in length. Please send your submission/s to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11 March 2016.
We very much look forward to receiving your ideas.
This one day event is aimed at ge S2 – S6 girls interested in a STEM career and combines presentations from inspirational female engineers with practical sessions in the Colleges new state-of-the-art engineering campus. Participants will be able to:
- Practice electronics on our award winning city bytes circuit boards
- Experience Mechanical and Electrical Engineering training
- Visit our industry standard Nautical Ship Simulator and Ships Control and Engine Room
- Speak to professionals and current students about becoming a female engineer.
The event is free to attend and is being held on the 10th March 2016 at City of Glasgow College, Riverside Campus, 21 Thistle Street, G5 9XB.
To sign up for this event simply visit http://womenintoengineering.eventbrite.co.uk or email email@example.com
Charles de Gaulle Trust funding is specifically for students aged 17 to 19, the visits give students the chance to prove to future educators and employers that they are globally-minded, committed and dedicated young people. During their visits students will be able to work on research or projects that contribute to their learning and future development. They will also strengthen the bond between their school or college and French colleagues, contributing to a successful long-term partnership. Grants of up to £5000 per institution are available to facilitate reciprocal visits to France and the UK. The next application deadline is 17 May 2016.
More information on the Charles de Gaulle Programme can be found here,
West Lothian College has pledged to develop a spirit of innovation, enterprise and partnership in STEM education and training. They aim to provide first class and consistent opportunities for all their learners in this area.
The college will focus on a wide range of issues in order to create new and flexible methods of learning to maximise educational outcomes around STEM. These include giving STEM education a more prominent status, focusing on employment opportunities in this area, raising awareness and promoting STEM subjects and to develop innovation and entrepreneurial skills in learners.
For more information on the West Lothian College pledge and STEM manifesto please visit www.west-lothian.ac.uk
Education Scotland will publish the report of the Technologies Impact Review, “Building Society: young people’s experiences in the technologies”, on 9th March 2015. This report continues the series in which Education Scotland evaluates the quality of young people’s learning and achievements, in this case in the technologies. The report contributes to the overall picture of what it is like to be a learner in a Scottish early years centre or school in this second decade of the 21st Century.
Education Scotland have organized a launch event for this report and the college aspect report Computing and Digital Media.
Making tomorrow happen: technology education in Scotland
will be held in Celtic Park, Glasgow on 9 March 2015.
The event has been organized to raise awareness of the reports and to discuss the implications for future developments in the Technologies area of the curriculum.
It would greatly assist the organisation of the conference if you could send your nominees to Kenneth Rae – Kenneth.Rae@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk by 27th February 2015, stating their name, role and email address.