The Skills Summit 2016, held in partnership with SCDI and Skills Development Scotland, will once again launch Scottish Apprenticeship Week which is now in its 6th successful year and engaging with 100’s of Scottish businesses, training providers, colleges, local authorities and others to celebrate the importance of Modern Apprenticeships and the benefits they bring to the economy.
Building on the recommendations of the refreshed SCDI Blueprint, From Fragile To Agile: A Blueprint For Growth And Prosperity, the Summit will examine two key skills challenges: improving the transition from school to employment and enabling people to adapt to the changing nature of the economy.
Building Foundations: Foundation Apprenticeships, which allow pupils in S4 to S6 to complete elements of a Modern Apprenticeship while still at school, are being piloted in areas of Scotland and will be part of every schools offer from 2020, an ambition which SCDI strongly supports. This session will look at the successful pathfinder pilots and the expansion of the programme into more areas and sectors.
Futureproofing our Workforce: Graduate Level Apprenticeships enable MA's to gain the knowledge, skills and experience needed by industry through a mixture of University and work based learning while also being employed and getting paid. In 2016 a graduate apprenticeship in digital skills is to be made available for the first time. This session will discuss how economic change and technology are increasing the importance of a culture of lifelong learning and higher level skills, particularly digital, across all sectors.
To book your place or for further information please contact Claire Miller.