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Skills Development Scotland is teaming up with equality groups on a series of apprenticeship workshops for training providers.

The sessions aim to help providers to recruit and support apprentices from underrepresented groups.

It’s part of SDS’s plan to ensure apprenticeships are accessible and inclusive for all.

The workshops with Glasgow Disability Alliance, Equate Scotland and Amina MWRC will take place between October and December.

They will raise awarenss of barriers diverse groups face in accessing apprenticeships, and identify practical steps providers can take to increase participation from young people who are disabled, from ethnic minority groups, from a care experienced background or underrepresented by gender

Karen Murray, SDS Head of National Training Programmes Development, said: “It is critical that as we work towards meeting challenging targets within the Equality Action Plan for Modern Apprenticeships we equip training providers with the skills, knowledge and confidence to take appropriate action to support diverse groups into apprenticeships. These workshops will help us achieve that.”

SDS’s Equalities Action Plan for Modern Apprenticeships was drawn up with the support of equality groups and stakeholders from across Scotland.

It sets out a five-year plan to increase the number of young disabled, Black and Minority Ethnic and care experienced people going in to Modern Apprenticeships. It also aims to tackle gender segregation in typs of apprenticeships where an imbalance exists.

 

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