Students get a ‘taste’ of working in the Hospitality and Tourism sectors
On Monday 9th September a total of 150 pupils from schools across the Stirling and Clackmannanshire council areas will be given the rare 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 will enable 150 pupils at S3/S4 to sample the Hospitality, Food and Tourism industry whilst encouraging the pupils to think about those industries as a career of choice.
Funded by Skills Development Scotland, and kindly hosted by Forth Valley College; 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, Colessio Hotel, VisitScotland, Hilton Dunblane, Macdonald Hotels, Caledonian Produce and Meadowpark Pub & Kitchen.
As part of the day’s activity, Bridge of Allan based Meadowpark Pub & Kitchen, ran a National Waiters Day race. National Waiters Day is run by the Springboard Charity and is the brainchild of Fred Sirieix, it aims to celebrate and promote the exciting professions the hospitality industry has to offer, with a particular focus on waiters and front of house staff.
“The event will not only showcase the industry at its very best but is also linked directly to Curriculum for Excellence and in particular the Developing the Young Workforce agenda which exists to bring together education and industry. It’s a fantastic chance for us to demonstrate the breadth of opportunities the hospitality industry has to offer in Scotland.”
This event is also part of Scotland Food and Drink Fortnight which takes place between 31 August and 15th September showcasing and supporting the companies, brands and people who are championing Scotland’s larder. A key priority of the fortnight is to amplify the great work that’s already happening and talking about the future potential for Scotland’s food and drink industry.
“I am delighted that every year this event takes place existing industry partners continue to offer their support, and new employers want to get involved. It’s a great indication that the activity DYW promotes positively contributes to young people’s understanding and knowledge of the career pathways landscape. The model that Springboard have developed means that young people and their teachers get an inspiring and immersive glimpse at this diverse industry and the opportunities it offers.”
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