Young people benefiting from a £500,000 workforce initiative in Perth and Kinross have met Deputy First Minister and Perthshire North MSP John Swinney to discuss the strategy. Blairgowrie High School pupils Andrew McFarlane and Callum Ritchie discussed the benefits of partnerships between education and employers to help young people get vital work experience. They took […]

Last week, Balfour Beatty and Perth and Kinross Council, led students at local schools in Perth in a three day practical exercise to build and test scale models of a 15 metre cable-stayed bridge, provided by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) regional education team. The popular year-round event, ‘Bridges to Schools’, aims to promote […]

There is a growing skills gap for Construction employers in the Perth & Kinross area. The sector has been identified by Skills Development Scotland as one of the fastest growing sectors over the next eight years. Locally, a range of factors has also meant that Perth & Kinross has secured a large number of construction […]

YOUNG WORKFORCE CAN HELP PERTH AND KINROSS REGION’S CONSTRUCTION SECTOR MEET CHALLENGES OF BREXIT Focus on employer-school links to develop next generation of professionals Design Engineer Construct showcase in Kinross on 12 September Event part of region’s Developing Young Workforce initiative  An innovative partnership programme between business and education to be showcased in Kinross next […]