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Counting down to Scotland’s Biggest Parents’ Evening

Today marks the 10 day countdown to Scotland’s Biggest Parents’ Evening.

Wednesday 6 March 2019 will see an exciting and informative day of events happening across Glasgow, with the aim of helping parents and carers learn more about the value of apprenticeships, and how they could support their children’s futures.

An apprenticeship offers the ability for young people to ‘earn and learn’, and there are is a huge range of rewarding paths and options available to them; from engineering to hospitality, financial services to beauty.

The aim of Scotland’s Biggest Parents’ Evening is to support parents and carers in navigating the world of apprenticeships and enable them to hear first-hand from apprentices, other parents and some fantastic employers about the benefits of this route.

An apprenticeship can equip a young person with the skills, experience and qualifications to enable them to realise their career aspirations. Right now, there are over 37,000 people in Scotland working in apprentices. Scottish Apprenticeships are designed with employers, so they’re based on the real jobs that people do now and in the future.

Scotland’s Biggest Parents Evening will showcase the three different types of Scottish Apprenticeships; Foundation Apprenticeships, Modern Apprenticeships and Graduate Apprenticeships, and de-mystify how they work and make clear what young people will gain from their apprenticeship journey.

Developing the Young Workforce in Glasgow are inviting parents to attend a special free event on Wednesday 6 March 2019, 4-30pm-6-30pm at Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, 30 George Square, Glasgow, G2 1EQ. Hear from apprentices, employers and other professionals about the value of apprenticeships - click here to register.

Jacobs Engineering Group, will also be holding a free ‘lunch and learn’ event which is open to the public on the same date from 12pm-2pm at their offices on 95 Bothwell Street. At the lunch you will be able to hear from apprentices and organisations such as Skills Development Scotland and the Scottish Qualifications Authority. Find out more here.

Scotland’s Biggest Parents’ Evening forms part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2019 which celebrates the value apprenticeships and work-based learning bring to individuals, employers and the economy. We are delighted that NHS Scotland, Arnold Clark and Scottish Power will also be holding events for their own employees on 6 March.

So, with just 10 days to go, don’t delay in booking your place at these events and hearing more about how an apprenticeship can set your child up for a bright future.

Be sure to follow @DYWGlasgow on Twitter for more information on #BigParentsEve and to find out more about the work of the Developing the Young Workforce team in Glasgow.