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24 October 2023

Event to share latest career insight from young Scots

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A collaborative event to support Scottish Careers Week will share latest insight from Scotland’s young people with those who help, guide and advise them.

The Understanding Young People and Career Ambitions webinar on Tuesday, 14 November is for everyone from across the careers ecosystem, including those working in education, colleges, universities, Developing the Young Workforce, Skills Development Scotland, local authority employability and youth work.

All those working in this field are part of the Career Services Collaborative; recognising that they all must play a vital role in leading the change, innovation and improvement required to deliver the new vision for Scotland’s Career Services that emerged from the recent Careers Review.

To foster shared understanding across the Collaborative, Skills Development Scotland (SDS) will present research around young people’s influences, motivations, views and perceptions of careers and career ambitions.

The aim of the free one-hour session is to better equip everyone supporting young people, help them in developing their services and gain their input into how future research is shaped to continue to strengthen their offer.

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The webinar will present the views of young people from S1 to senior phase of school and immediate post-school through headline findings from a range of SDS-led nationwide research:

  • Young People in Scotland
  • Pupil Voice
  • Young People’s Career Ambitions

The session will then invite feedback on how this evidence and insight can support the delivery of services and what else can be included into research work to best serve young people.

The webinar will be hosted by Interim Chair of the Career Services Collaborative, Grahame Smith.

Grahame Smith said: “This event fits perfectly with the ethos of the Career Services Collaborative. By sharing knowledge across partners it will drive conversation that will shape future research and ultimately help them to deliver impactful career services fully informed by the views of the young people who use them.

“The session will meet the needs of those advising, supporting and working directly with young people on a daily basis as well as those in leadership and strategic roles.”

Register to attend the Understanding Young People and Career Ambitions webinar, taking place on Tuesday, 14 November from 4.15pm to 5.15pm, through the Microsoft Teams event page.

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