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7 - 8 October 2014 - Meeting in Scotland

DAY ONE   Partners began a very busy programme with an early start in the Scottish Government offices in Glasgow.  Visitors heard a series of presentations covering the Scottish Government strategic and delivery landscape, a review on improving the connectivity between academic and vocational learning  and how and what the Scottish Government is doing to improve youth employment in Scotland.

 


 

Further presentations followed from the national skills agency – Skills Development Scotland – and Education Scotland – who gave insights into how Government policies such as the school curriculum, delivery of career information, advice and guidance, modern apprenticeship and training programmes, working with employers and education inspection are all being delivered to improve the employment prospects of young people in Scotland.

 

An afternoon travelling through the Scottish countryside to visit a football club and a college gave partners a chance to see some of Scotland and our policy in action;  and more importantly to meet young people involved in activities which help them to get into work.

 

Kilmarnock Football Club works in partnership with the East Ayrshire local authority to deliver the Activity Agreement programme to young people who have become very disengaged from learning, training and employment.  Young people on the programme told the visitors about the tailored learning activities they do to improve their skills and how the connection with the football club is what encourages them to participate.

 

The next stop on the programme was Ayr College to let partners hear and see how the college is working closely with local aeronautics industry to encourage young people to see the potential for future employment.


 

Finally back to Glasgow and some light relief - but still with an employment and training focus.  Dinner was hosted at a hospitality training academy where the food was prepared by young people in training.

 


 

DAY TWO was hosted by the other Scottish partner Quarriers Scotland.  Our visitors heard from Scotland’s Children’s Commissioner on the work of his office to ensure children’s rights are heard and met.  They then heard from speakers on a range of topics from the unique work of the stopover service providing emergency accommodation for homeless young people;  the life, learning and development, and job coaching activities Quarriers provides to young people; and how they encourage and engage young people in Modern Apprenticeships.  Delegates then heard from young people who had, and were participating on an international exchange programme with the Werkcentre in the Netherlands.

 


 

The final session of the visit was provided by David Duke who had benefited from the support of Quarriers and had gone on to start up an organisation – Street Soccer Scotland – which has successfully gone on to engage young people across Scotland through football and to set them on positive pathways to improving their lives.

 


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