May 2019 marked the unveiling of a brand new event for young people in our region. The first event of its kind in Scotland, Jobs Kingdom Live gave all P5 students in East Lothian the opportunity to try out different jobs across many sectors and learn new skills.
Parents and Educators have a significant influence on young peoples' career choices. So it’s important to be aware of not just how things worked when we were at school, what options were available then – but what the now and the future of work looks like for our pupils.
We’re known for our award winning sites but without our highly skilled, engaged and knowledgeable workforce providing an amazing visitor experience, sites like Edinburgh Castle or Skara Brae would not be as world renowned. To ensure we keep Scotland's historic environment as the envy of the world we need to ensure we attract and retain talent, if we don’t change our culture and approach to this we will be left behind.
New and continuing care experienced students undertaking an eligible college course will be eligible to apply for a funding package of tuition fees and a non-income assessed Care Experienced Students Bursary. The amount available in 2018-2019 is £8,100.
The nerves and excitement bubble up and collide this week as young people and their families in Scotland receive their exam results. One small tear of an envelope or beep of a text and the future that young people are planning can feel illuminated or potentially dimmed. Whichever way it goes there is always a way forward and plans for the future can progress.
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