An Apprenticeship Works for Adam
Scottish Apprenticeship Week shines a light on the vital role apprenticeships play in supporting people, employers and the economy. Adam, an ex pupil of Graeme High School in Falkirk, tells us why an apprenticeship works for him.
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If you would like to find out more about what an apprenticeship could offer you or your business visit Apprenticeships.Scot by clicking on the button below.
Employers are Awesome!
We are the young people of Forth Valley and we want to tell everyone how our local employers have inspired us:
Have a look at the film below which shows how our amazing local employers make a difference to us.
We hope you enjoy it.
To talk to us about how you can continue to engage with young people please get in touch here.
Alternatively if you have an opportunity in mind that you would like to offer to education you can register on Marketplace.
This platform supports our key stakeholders to build young people’s job readiness and increases their career options. At the same time, you can help shape young talent, address skills gaps and source your future workforce.
Design Your Future
Last October young people at Stirling High School took part in 'Design Your Future', a collaborative week of inspiring activities aimed at raising awareness of how numerous industries use digital skills.
Read on below for a brief insight into the event, partners involved and how young people benefited from these activities. You can also click on the case study for a printable PDF.
During this challenging time all of Codebase' digital skills workshops have moved online. Have a look at their website to see how you can boost your own digital skills for free!
Women in Construction 2020
Please find below, the evaluation for 'Women in Construction' which consolidates feedback from a selection of the pupils, teachers and partners who took part in this event. We are delighted that this diverse offer delivered meaningful and enriching activities to all pupils and teachers and that the partners who facilitated have reported value in being involved.
All about coding...
It’s probably time to dispel some myths about computer coding...
As Codebase, Stirling prepares to turn 2, Barry McDonald, Community & Events Manager at CodeBase Stirling joins us as a guest blogger for #NationalCodingWeek to explain a bit about coding. Whether you are a teacher, parent or young person navigating through this evolutionary phenomenon, Barry may have a bit of useful information to share.
The harsh truth is that coding is no longer the domain of the stereotypical hoodie-wearing, laptop basher, frantically tapping away at the keyboard into the wee small hours.
Walk into any one of our Level:Up coding clubs and it’s full of laughing, excited girls and boys of all ages, unleashing their creativity to design their own games, make their own websites or code the tiny BBC micro:bit computers to play rock/paper/scissors with their friends. They’re having fun while developing vital skills.
And while they may be learning useful technical skills to equip them for a tech and digital future, they’re really developing transferable skills that will hold them in good stead for the future world of work. Usually without realising it.
Get involved in the big assembly
As part of ‘Tomorrow’s Engineers Week’ there will be a chance for schools to take part in ‘The Big Assembly’ at 10:30am on the 7th of November 2018.
This is an excellent opportunity for young people who have ideas and passions about engineering to turn them into careers.
Big Assembly is a live video stream to thousands of students across the UK wanting to find out how engineering impacts on the issues they care about, such as saving the environment, animal welfare, staying safe, health and entertainment.
The live stream will be a mix of short inspirational films interspersed with live discussion, which will include the opportunity to take questions from viewers. The films examine exciting engineering career options, including more information on the panel. During the discussion, there will be experts on hands to answer questions sent ‘real time’ using email, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Schools can register for free now and be part of the biggest career webinar.