SDS at the Scottish Learning Festival
20 September 2017
Skills Development Scotland's careers hub has opened at
the Scottish Learning Festival.
Careers advisers are staffing the hub across the two days
offering insight into the wide range of careers support on offer
Foundation and Modern Apprentices are joining experts from
across SDS at its stand in the exhibition hall for a series of
special drop-in sessions.
There's a chance to 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.
Delegates can also get hands-on with STEM learning
with My World of Work Live! and find out more about the
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
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
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
The SDS hub
will be at Stand C90 in the exhibition hall.
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.
will focus on promoting equity through exploring gender
Skills Development Scotland