MINISTER ANNOUNCES 28,000 APPRENTICES TO BE TRAINED IN 18/19

More remote and rural businesses will benefit. At least 28,000 new apprentices will be trained next year, with increased support for rural areas and key sectors. The target for 2018/19 was announced by Minister for Employability and Training Jamie Hepburn in today’s debate in the Scottish Parliament on the Scottish Government’s Developing the Young Workforce […]

NO BRIDGE TOO FAR FOR BALFOUR BEATTY

Following the success of the ICE Bridges to Schools event at St Johns HS, North Inch Campus last September, Balfour Beatty have agreed to repeat this fantastic event at Kinross Primary School from the 12th-16th of March. In this way Balfour Beatty hope to engage with up to 520 P5-S1 pupils from local schools. The […]

DYW TACKLING SKILLS SHORTAGE IN HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE SECTOR

An ageing workforce coupled with an increasing struggle to attract new people to work in health and social care is crippling the sector. Scottish Care, the body that represents private and voluntary providers of social care, recently released data which revealed more that 77% of care homes have open vacancies and some 89% of care […]

CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS YEAR’S DEVELOPING YOUNG WORKFORCE STAR AWARD WINNERS

Global leading professional services firm, WSP scooped the Developing Young Workforce Award at this years Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Business Star Awards. The firm has been supporting local secondary school, Kinross High School, with its Design Engineer Construct programme. WSP and Kinross High School were introduced by social enterprise, Class of Your Own, in 2016 […]

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