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SDS Careers Hub at Learning Festival

17 August 2017 

Apprentices will offer an insight into their experiences as part of Skills Development Scotland's careers hub at this year's Scottish Learning Festival.

Foundation and Modern Apprentices will join experts from across SDS at its stand in the exhibition hall.

It will be staffed by careers advisers across the two days of the festival on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 September.

The careers hub offers teachers and education professionals the chance drop-in and find out about the wide range of support on offer from SDS.

Hear the latest news on developments in career information, advice and guidance services in secondary schools, support resources including lesson plans for teachers on My World of Work, digital career education tools for primary schools and services linking schools and employers.

There's also a chance to get hands-on with STEM learning with My World of Work Live! and find out more about the programme.

Ken Edwards, Education Lead at SDS, said: "Many teachers will know Skills Development Scotland careers advisers are working hard with young people in every state secondary in Scotland to open their eyes to the wide range of learning paths and career opportunities on offer to them, but SDS has a wealth of other support and expertise to offer schools and their wider community.

"There are digital career education tools for primary schools, lesson plans linking careers to subjects, our work to improve STEM engagement and learning, our development of Foundation, Modern and Graduate Level Apprenticeships, linking employers and schools through Marketplace, support and guidance for parents and much, much more.

"We encourage all those attending SLF to come along and see us at the SDS careers hub in the exhibition hall and have a chat about how we can work with teachers, schools, young people and their parents and carers."

The SDS hub will be at Stand C90 in the exhibition hall.

The Improving Gender Balance Scotland team will also be hosting a workshop at the festival, taking place on Thursday 21 September at 10.45am. The project is a joint one between SDS, the Institute of Physics and Education Scotland and looks at challenging hidden bias.

The workshop will focus on promoting equity through exploring gender stereotyping.

Follow @skillsdevscot on Twitter for updates on SDS at the Scottish Learning Festival.

Source - Skills Development Scotland website

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