Inspire, Engage, Achieve
Inspire, Engage, Achieve event held at FVC’s Falkirk Campus
Pupils, parents and teachers attended an ‘Inspire, Engage, Achieve’ event at Forth Valley College’s Falkirk Campus to find out how work based learning could form part of their future careers.
The event – which was held between 1pm- 7pm - was a collaboration between Falkirk Council, Forth Valley College, Developing the Young Workforce Forth Valley (DYW FV) and Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and aimed to promote opportunities available in Foundation Apprenticeships and progression opportunities to Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships and also full time college courses.
The programme kicked off with a pupil interactive session and workshops from 1pm-2.30pm, followed by a teaching staff drop in opportunity where school based staff could liaise with college departments to look at sector specific pathways from 3.30pm-5pm.
Parents then joined in from 6pm-7.30pm and were invited to find out more about the Apprenticeship family of courses available to young people and talk with invited employers, representatives from Falkirk Council Children’s Services, Forth Valley College and Skills Development Scotland. This was followed by a question and answer session which includes a representative from local coach builders Alexander Dennis Limited.
Dr Ken Thomson, Principal of Forth Valley College, said: “It has been a pleasure to work with our partners on what was a very important event, to highlight and promote the exciting range of work based learning pathways that are available here at Forth Valley College. We are very proud to be one of Scotland’s leading providers of apprenticeship training and look forward to seeing many more young people from the Falkirk area consider this route thanks to the ‘Inspire, Engage Achieve’ event. It is another example of how we are making learning work here in Forth Valley.”