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18 January 2024

New Guide To The Digital Economy

Better understand the term "digital economy" and get practical support to enhance your digital skills.

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11 December 2023

Thousands of Scots pupils take part in drones careers sessions

SDS and Balfour Beatty partnership showcases a wide range of potential future careers

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24 November 2023

Shetland pupils become apprentices for the day

Young Shetlanders experienced the benefits of Modern Apprenticeships in a project aimed at tackling gender stereotypes in work.

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29 September 2023

Partnership to build critical construction skills for Net Zero target

Two national organisations have joined forces to build skills that meet construction’s critical role in Scotland’s drive to Net Zero.

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13 September 2023

What influences young people’s future plans?

Good pay is the most important factor for young people in their future job or career, according to new research.

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10 July 2023

Teaching Bursary now includes Gaelic subjects

Teaching Bursary now includes Gaelic subjects

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10 July 2023

Bursaraidh Teagaisg a-nis a’ gabhail a-steach cuspairean

Bursaraidh Teagaisg a-nis a’ gabhail a-steach cuspairean

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06 February 2023

Scots women urged to branch into forestry careers

Four female forestry workers encouraging others to consider a career in the industry

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30 January 2023

Former SpaceX Director Helps 'Girls Do Science' In Inverness

Former SpaceX Director Catriona Chambers returns home to Inverness to inspire young girls about science.

07 November 2022

New VR tool launched for Scottish schools

Pupils from Castlebrae High School were the first in the country to test a new VR system designed to promote careers in construction.