Opportunities for All

Opportunities for All Team update – February 2017


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Completed events in January

19 January 2017 – Harlaw Academy S2 Information evening – It was great to attend an information session for S2 pupils and parents and engage in discussions about future career pathways in partnership with DYW North East.

30 January 2017 – SHMU Positive Transitions celebration event – It was wonderful to attend the latest celebration for Positive Transitions 27 and Positive Transitions 28. Young people completed the 12 week course at SHMU gaining 3 SQA Qualifications and have gained new skills to enable them to take future steps into advanced training or work opportunities. Many of the participants had already gained employment and it was great to learn about the new connection with Bon Accord Care which had opened up apprenticeship opportunities for participants.


Upcoming events

Tuesday 14 February 2017 – Aberdeen Learning Festival – AECC – Full day https://alf2017.eventbrite.co.uk

Thursday 16 February 2017-Morgan Sindall construction skills event – Aberdeen Townhouse – 9am to 12:30pm


Monday 27 February – NESCOL College and Progression Fair –, Alters Campus – 10am to 1pm  http://aberdeenguarantees.com/news/north-east-scotland-recruitment-fair

Tuesday 7 March 2017 – SDS Making Skills Work for Your Business – Marischal College – 12pm to 2pm, – http://aberdeenguarantees.com/news/making-skills-work-for-your-business

Thursday 16 March 2017 – SFC Regional Access Events – SRUC – 16 March 2017


Wednesday 22 March 2017 – Inspiring Food & Drink Career Pathways event – SRUC – 1pm to 6pm


Thursday 30 March 2017 – Moving On Apprenticeship recruitment event – Aberdeen Townhouse 12pm to 7pm –- http://aberdeenguarantees.com/news/moving-on-apprenticeship-event-30-march-2017

Monday 9 October 2017 – Scottish Apprenticeship event – All Day – AECC


Tuesday 7 November 2017 – Skills Scotland Careers event – All Day – AECC http://www.skillsscotlandaberdeen.co.uk/site/24/about-the-event.html


Activity Agreements

The team are extremely busy just now getting a number of new participants started after receiving new referrals at the start of January.

New Sessions scheduled for Jan to April!

ICE Hair and Beauty sessions– Monday 20 February

Job Club with SDS @ Fersands (Sandilands) Community Flat – Wednesday 2 March 2017

Adventure Aberdeen Mountain Bike Maintenance SQA sessions – Friday 3 March 2017

Trusted Professional events

Kelly and Nick from Activity Agreements are attending a Trusted Professional event on 8 February in Dundee to discuss best practice and make connections with workers in surrounding Local Authority’s

Planning has begun to host an trusted Professional practitioner event in the North East of Scotland and we have agreed to host this within Aberdeen on Wednesday 29 March 2017

Source: Professional Learning

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