Thursday, 24 April 2014

Limited places available at Holyrood's Apprenticeship Conference - 22nd May

Apprenticeships: Upskilling the nation and building our economy
22nd May 2014, Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Opening Address by: Rt.Hon.Henry McLeish, Former First Minister of Scotland

Closing keynote by: Angela Constance MSP, Minister for Youth Employment, The Scottish Government

Other speakers include:
Nicki Moore, Lecturer in Career Development, International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby
Damien Yeates, Chief Executive, Skills Development Scotland

For many the image of the apprentice is that of a young person who works as a plumber or a carpenter, but this is no longer the experience of many in Scotland who access the Modern Apprenticeships programme.

Nearly 36,000 people were in a Modern Apprenticeship in Scotland in March 2013 and they have been learning new skills and gaining valuable experience in subjects as diverse as biotechnology, life sciences and oil and gas extraction - areas which are already key contributors within the Scottish economy and with potential for growth.

With higher level apprenticeships offering new and exciting opportunities to upskill Scotland’s workforce and stimulate economic growth, this conference will explore how we can maximise this potential.

The conference will look at the growing skills gap in specialist sectors such as life sciences, advanced engineering, renewable energy and the oil and gas industry and the role of Modern Apprenticeships in addressing these gaps.

The day will also provide opportunities for you to discuss and debate best practice in helping all those with an interest in skills to work together to ensure that high end apprenticeships result in long term benefits for both the apprentice and the employer.

Limited places left at discounted rate of £129+VAT – please quote "APPSCOT" at our online booking site.
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