Document 110 Fife college students enroll in profession programme

CAREER Prepared, a social mobility charity which allows younger folks to connect with the world of labor, has launched its annual 18-month programme for S5 college college students throughout Scotland.

110 highschool college students from Fife have been enrolled within the programme, assembly their mentor for the primary time on the launch occasion.

The Profession Prepared programme which has been supported by Diageo throughout Scotland for the final ten years, evokes and helps younger folks susceptible to not fulfilling their true potential as a result of their socio-economic circumstances.

Jenny Gilruth, Cupboard Secretary for Larger Training and Expertise, speaks on the Profession Prepared launch occasion in Dunfermline.

The programme seems to assist in giving younger folks the talents in a possibility that helps them to speed up of their transition from training to employment.

98% of Profession Prepared members transfer right into a optimistic, post-school vacation spot following the 18-month programme, which features a paid internship whereas nonetheless in school.

Over 800 different college students from 155 secondary colleges throughout Scotland are embarking on the 2023 Profession Prepared programme.

306 organisations from the non-public, public and third sectors are offering mentors and paid summer time 2024 internships for college students. 

Jenny Gilruth, Cupboard Secretary for Expertise and Training, Scotland, stated: “The Scottish Authorities recognises the massively beneficial position a mentor can play within the training and profession journeys of younger folks.

“Via providing mentors for highschool college students, Profession Prepared is giving younger folks a possibility to develop their skilled skillset as they research, and to be taught from the expertise their mentors have to supply.”

Kye Beveridge, a Mechanical Manufacturing Engineer who participated within the programme while at Auchmuty Excessive College in Glenrothes stated: “The programme helped me imagine in my potential and discover completely different industries and profession alternatives that I didn’t know something about.

“I had and nonetheless have an excellent relationship with my mentor, Graeme McGrath and I’m now honoured to now be a mentor myself to assist the following technology.”

Anne Wexelstein, Director for Scotland, from Profession Prepared stated: “The expansion of our community and partnerships is a testomony to our imaginative and prescient that each younger particular person ought to have the chance to progress to a optimistic post-school vacation spot and succeed on the earth of labor, no matter their background”.

Alex Robertson, Chair of the Profession Prepared Fife Advisory Board stated: “At Diageo, we strongly imagine in investing in the way forward for our youth, and we’re thrilled with the continued success, impression and development of the Profession Prepared programme.

“We’re enthusiastic about supporting the continued optimistic impression it has on our younger folks and the enterprise neighborhood as an entire.”

For extra info go to www.careerready.org.uk/scotland

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