On Thursday 20th February approximately 160 pupils from schools across Falkirk were given the opportunity to experience, first hand, what it is to work in the world of Scottish hospitality, food and tourism.
Springboard, the charity dedicated to helping young, unemployed and disadvantaged people improve their prospects in life through a career in hospitality, leisure and tourism work in collaboration with their industry partners to enable these S2 pupils to sample the Hospitality, Food and Tourism industry whilst encouraging the pupils to think about these industries as a career of choice.
Funded by Skills Development Scotland, and hosted by Forth Valley College's renowned Hospitality Department; this event is supported by an exciting line-up of organisations each committed to supporting the day by providing interactive workshops, these include; Historic Environment Scotland, Forth Valley College’s cheffing team, Gather & Gather, Rough Castle Experiences, The Golden Lion Hotel, Macdonald Hotels, Caledonian Produce and, of course, Springboard.
"Our pupils have had an absolutely amazing time. It has been a revelation for us to see how confident they are in such a different environment, they are completely out of their comfort zone yet are showing us how adaptable they really are."