Teacher Takeover Day raises awareness of FVC
Secondary teachers from across Forth Valley learned a valuable lesson on what STEM subjects and facilities are available at their local college recently.
Forth Valley College and Developing Young Workforce Forth Valley’s Teacher Takeover Day took place on Thursday 16 November from 2-6pm. It welcomed chemistry, physics, maths, engineering science, technology and pastoral care teachers along with Skills Development Scotland Careers advisers, to help them increase their knowledge of the skills and qualifications required to succeed in the above sectors, including pathways from school to college and progression into further education and employment.
The day was also an opportunity for the college to strengthen relationships with local schools and Skills Development Scotland careers team, to increase the level of future partnership working and to showcase filmed resources produced for use within the school classroom environment.
Activities on the day included: a tour of the facilities, a series of interactive skills based workshops, career pathway discussions including Modern and Foundation Apprenticeship and FE career insights, apprentices from the world of work and opportunities for peer networking.
Mhairi Hay, Curriculum Manager in Forth Valley College’s Department of Electrical, Instrumentation and Chemical Engineering, said: “The event was a great success and gave subject specialist teachers the opportunity to see related courses and careers in engineering that learners can progression to after completing their school phase of education”
Jen Henderson from Developing Young Workforce Forth Valley, said: “This event created an excellent opportunity for teachers and careers advisers to get out of the classroom and have an interactive experience, gaining first-hand knowledge from lecturers and apprentices to support their pupils to make informed decisions about their future education and career pathways.”